Chile 1792-So DA 8 escudos

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 30599
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This specimen was lot 30599 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 8 Escudos 1792 So-DA MS61 NGC, Santiago mint. A bright example with sharp legends, a well-defined reverse shield and a touch of softness on Charles' portrait; the reverse surfaces remain in fully Select-level (MS63) quality! Extremely scarce in Uncirculated grades and the only example of the date to thus far breach the MS tier at NGC or PCGS." This type was struck 1791-1808 and is reasonably available. Note the use of Charles III's bust and the name of Charles IV.

Recorded mintage: 38,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 54.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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