Spain 1723-S J 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 31866 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description noted, "Philip V gold 8 Escudos 1723 S-J MS62 NGC, Seville mint. Bright and lustrous surfaces, and well struck with the obverse just a bit off center." This type was struck at Seville for Spain 1719-29. Altho the entire issue is expensive, this is the most common date. This well struck, nicely centered coin may be contrasted with the crude cobs being minted at the Latin American mints, where screw presses were not installed until the mid-18th century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9985, KM 315, Fr-247.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.