Chile 1797-So DA 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 269, lot 343
This specimen was lot 343 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,228 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1797. Carlos IV. Santiago. DA. 8 escudos. Levísimos golpecitos pero buen ejemplar. MBC+. (Chile, Carlos IV, eight escudos of 1797, Santiago mint, light nicks but a nice example, choice very fine.)"
The specimen was one of a series struck 1791-1808 during the reign of Charles IV. It bears Charles' name and the bust of Charles III, who died in 1788. The bust of Charles IV appears on the four escudos but not the eight escudos. This type is fairly common for Spanish colonial gold.

Recorded mintage: 43,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27 g.

Catalog reference: Cal. 156, Cal.Onza 1161, Fr-23; KM-54.

Source:

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

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