Chile 1810-So FJ 8 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen was one of a series struck 1808-11 during the reign of Ferdinand VII. It bears an imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII who, languishing in a French prison, was not available to have his portrait taken. In 1811 this bust was abandoned in favor of the bust of Charles IV with Ferdinand's name, which is odd, as the Charles IV bust was never used when he was actually king. This type is fairly common for Spanish colonial gold. An inverted mintmark variety is recorded for the date.

Recorded mintage: 55,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-16382, Fr-28, KM 72.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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