Spain 1756-S PJ 1/2 escudo

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Courtesy Marti Hervera Subastas Numismaticas
Shown is a Spanish half escudo struck in 1756 at the Seville mint. Assayer PJ is recorded for the years 1748-1757. This specimen was auctioned by Marti Hervera in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3, 2011, where it sold for 135 euro (about US$223 including buyer's fees). The catalog description reads:
"1/2 Escudo. 1756. SEVILLA. P.J. (Pequeñas rayitas). MBC+. (1/2 escudo of 1756, Seville mint, PJ, small scratches, choice very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.0498 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10676 (early style hair), Cal-269, KM 374.

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.

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