Spain 1712-S M 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 163
The specimen shown was lot 163 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, Spain, March 2011), where it sold for 5,000 € (about $7,763 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1712/1. Sevilla. M. 2 escudos. Anv.: PPHILIPPVS con la primera P rectificada con un punto encima. Rev.: M-2-2-S. Flan grande. Bellísima. Brillo original. Muy rara así. S/C-. (Two escudos of 1712, Seville mint; obverse: PPHILIPPVS with the first P corrected to an R; large planchet, very handsome, original luster, very rare thus, about uncirculated.)
This type was issued at Seville 1711-18. The conspicuous overdate is listed but awarded no premium.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9663, KM 293, Cal-412 var.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.

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