Spain 1753-S PJ 1/2 escudo

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Aureo sale 269, lot 237
This specimen was lot 237 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €110 (about US$142 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1753. Fernando VI. Sevilla. PJ. 1/2 escudo. Bonito color. MBC/MBC+. (Spain, Ferdinand VI, half escudo of 1753, Seville mint, good color, very fine or better.)"
This type was struck in Madrid and Seville 1747-59 and is not especially rare. Half escudos were struck in metropolitan Spain 1738-97 in considerable numbers and are quite a bit more common than their silver equals, the eight reales. This is opposite from Latin America, where silver pesos were minted in vast quantities but half escudos would not be minted until the reign of Ferdinand VII.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .917 fine gold, 0.049 troy oz AGW, this specimen 1,75 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10670, KM 374, Cal. 266.

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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.

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