Chile 1756-So J 8 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 1335
Chile 1756 8 escudos rev Eliasberg 1335.jpg

This specimen was lot 1335 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4140. The catalog description[1] noted, "1756/5 J 8 escudos. Santiago mint. MS-60 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold, tiny obverse scuff near king's chin, two small areas of smoothing within reverse legend. This date is called 'rara' (rare) in Calico. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." The 1756 was one of a series struck 1750-58 at Santiago, Chile. A hoard of doubloons of Ferdinand VI was discovered in Uruguay some years ago, rendering the type much more available, but the coins recovered were all dated 1750-51. This date remains very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 27.03 grams, 33.90 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10899 (overdate), KM 3, Fr-5, Calico Onza-650.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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