Spain 1748-M JB 4 escudos

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Áureo sale 290, lot 230
This specimen was lot 230 in Áureo & Calicó sale 290 (Barcelona, March 2017), where it sold for 6,000 euro (about US$6,442). The catalog description noted,
"1748. Fernando VI. Madrid. JB. 4 escudos. Segundo busto. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Rarísima y más así. EBC-. (1748 four escudos of Ferdinand VI, Madrid mint, second bust. Handsome, some original luster, very rare thus, about extremely fine.)"
This type was issued at Madrid 1747-49. All the early four escudos of Spain are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13,44 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10789, Fr-270; KM-375.1, Cal. 102.


  • 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.

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