Spain 1691-S M 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3081, lot 31226
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31226 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain: Charles II gold Cob 8 Escudos 1691/0 S-M AU55 NGC, Seville mint. Glossy and lustrous, expressing clear doubling in the prominent central cross and surrounding features. Demonstrably close to Mint State and highly collectible thus." This cob eight escudos was struck for the entire length of Carlos's reign, 1666-99. All dates are expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.47 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 26.40 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-218, Cayón-7920, KM 61.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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