Chile 1767-So A 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23404
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23404 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1767-Inverted A, AU50 NGC, lustrous surfaces with bold details and one planchet lamination on the King's hair. Rare variety with the inverted A instead of J assayer." This type was issued 1764-72 and is rare. With the exception of a hoard of 1750-51 four and eight escudos found some years ago, Chilean gold coinage is rare prior to the 1770's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 25.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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