Spain 1732-M JF 2 escudos

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Sincona sale 1, lot 2297
This specimen was lot 2297 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it sold for 390 CHF ($543 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPANIEN Königreich Felipe V. 1700-1746. 2 Escudos 1732, Madrid. Mmz. JF. Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen. Hksp. Sehr schön. (Kingdom of Spain, Philip V, 1700-46, two escudos of 1732, Madrid mint. Armored bust faces right; obverse: crowned arms. Very fine.)"

This type was issued at Madrid 1730-33. All the early two escudos of Spain are rare and expensive. This one appears to have had a mount removed.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6,61 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9722, C.T. 267. Fr-235a, KM 566.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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
  • [1]SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.

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