Chile 1798-So DA 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12097 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "CHILE. 8 Escudos, 1798-DA. NGC AU-53. Charles IV (1788-1808)." 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.
Catalog reference: Fr-23; KM-54.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.