Spain 1593-S B 2 escudos

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 61

This specimen was lot 61 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $1,814.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1593 date right, assayer B below mintmark S and denomination II to left. Full and clear date (vertical) and S-II-B flanking full shield, the cross also full but slightly doubled, XF with contrasting toning and sediment." This type was struck at Seville with assayer B, 1591-97.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.60 g.

Catalog reference: CT-76, Cayón-4126.

Source:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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