Chile 1757-So J 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 269, lot 245
This specimen was lot 245 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1757. Fernando VI. Santiago. J. 8 escudos. Leves marquitas. Parte de brillo original. Rara. MBC+/EBC-. (Chile, Ferdinand VI, eight escudos of 1757, Santiago mint, light marks, partial mint luster, rare, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The 1757 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: 26,92 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10907, KM 3, Fr-5, Cal. 80, Cal.Onza 652.

Source:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.
  • 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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