Spain 1740-M JF escudo

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photo courtesy UBS

This type was struck in Madrid and Seville 1729-42 and is rather rare. One escudos were struck in metropolitan Spain throughout the eighteenth century but do not become common until the issues of Charles III in the 1770's. This specimen is from a UBS sale.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9597, KM 342.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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