Spain 1608-Seg C escudo
This specimen was lot 4226 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,300 (about US$1,629 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "1 Escudo 1608. Segovia. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (very fine or better.)" This type is recorded for 1607-08. It is machine struck; contemporary Spanish issues from Seville and Madrid were cobs.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.43 g, .917 fine gold; this specimen 3.27 g.
Catalog reference: C.T. 41, Fr-194, KM 29, Cayón no. 4966.
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- 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.
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