Spain 1749-S PJ 4 escudos

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Áureo sale 297, lot 1579
This specimen was lot 1579 in Áureo & Calicó sale 297 (Barcelona, October 2017), where it sold for 3,500 euro (about US$4,122). The catalog description noted,
"1749. Fernando VI. Sevilla. PJ. 4 escudos. Parte de brillo original. Ejemplar muy atractivo. Precioso color. Ex Áureo 21/05/1997, nº 716. Extraordinariamente rara. EBC. (1749 four escudos of Ferdinand VI, Seville mint. Some original luster, very attractive, beautiful color, extraordinarily rare, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued at Seville 1747 and 1749. 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 13,47 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10794, Fr-271; KM-375.2, Cal. 142.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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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