Chile 1786-So DA 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 989
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
This specimen was lot 989 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $8,250. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Chile. 8 Escudos, 1786 So-DA (Santiago). Charles III, 1759-1788. Late bust style. Draped and cuirassed bust of Charles III right. Reverse: Crowned arms, Order of Golden Fleece around. Good even strike, the obverse faintly weak, but all details complete. Satiny devices on glossy, proof-like fields. Small lamination at reverse edge, about 11 o'clock. Very Rare in this grade. Probably the finest known, and the rarest date in the series. NGC graded MS-62. Provenance: Ex Trigo Collection."

Recorded mintage: 34,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 27.07 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12986, Fr-15; KM 27.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
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  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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