Spain 1728-S P 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 182
The specimen shown was lot 182 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 2,600 € (about $4,037 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1728. Sevilla. P. 8 escudos. Tipo Cruz. Parte de brillo original. Pátina. Muy rara. MBC+. (Philip V, 1700-46, eight escudos of 1728, Seville mint, cross type. Some luster, toned, very rare, choice extremely fine.)"
All Spanish eight escudos are rare compared to their Latin American counterparts and this issue is no exception. The Madrid issues are substantially rarer than the Seville issues. This is the next-to-last year of the cross type; the portrait type was struck in Seville 1729-38 and extended to the Mexico City mint in 1732.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10000, KM 315, Cal. 192, Cal.Onza 524.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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