Spain 1734/2-M JF 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 457 in Stack's Bowers Winter 2014 Baltimore sale, where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 4 Escudos, 1734/2-MJF. Madrid Mint. Philip V (1700-46). NGC EF-45. RARE type. Some peripheral toning. Nicely struck and attractive. NGC EF-45. From the David Gray Collection. Ex: Ponterio & Associates Sale 152 Lot #7421 January 8, 2010." This type was issued at Madrid 1732-34. All the early four escudos of Spain are rare and expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .901 fine gold, .392 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-360, Cayón-9843, Fr-234; Cal-type-44#225.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Stack's Bowers Galleries, The Winter 2014 Baltimore Auction, Baltimore, MD: Stack's Bowers, 2014.