Chile 1785-So DA 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 20271
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This specimen was lot 20271 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. 8 Escudos, 1785-So DA. Santiago Mint. Charles III. NGC AU Details--Obverse Scratched. Light scratch on obverse, dig on forehead. Nicely struck with original luster." This type was struck 1772-89 and is the first type that can be called reasonably available. The government took over the mint in 1770 and enlarged it, increasing production plus the debasement of 1772 likely caused prior issues to be melted. A rare 1785/4 overdate exists.

Recorded mintage: 34,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12975, Fr-15; KM-27.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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