Spain (1570-89)-T M 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31691 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,100. The catalog description noted, "Philip II gold Cob 2 Escudos ND (1570-89) T-M MS63 NGC, Toledo mint. Assayer's initial M to the left above T. Lustrous with a bold mintmark and assayer, the reverse cross near flawless, centrally and crisply struck. An attractive offering from this popular gold issue." This issue comes with the M over the T (shown here) or with the T over the M (Cayón-4105).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-170, Cayón-4104.
- 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.
- 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.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.