Spain 1597-Seg 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 21705
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This specimen was lot 21705 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $9,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 2 Escudos, 1597. Segovia Mint. Philip II. NGC AU-55. Tree and Aqueduct. Scarcely available with a legible date, this outstanding piece presents an exciting opportunity for the cob specialist, well struck for the type on a broader-than-average flan with deep tone and much residual luster." Two escudos are recorded for Philip II from Segovia (shown here), Toledo, Valencia, Zaragoza, Granada, Seville, Valladolid and Madrid. Segovia, a rare mint for this issue, is recorded for 1591 and 1597 only.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine gold, this specimen 6.71 gms.

Catalog reference: Cayón-4135, Fr-172; Cal-type 57.


  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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