Spain 1758-M JB 1/2 escudo

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Courtesy Marti Hervera Subastas Numismaticas
Shown is a Spanish half escudo struck in 1758 at the Madrid mint. Assayer JB is recorded for the years 1748-1759. This specimen was auctioned by Marti Hervera in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3, 2011, where it sold for 160 euro (about US$264 including buyer's fees). The catalog description reads:
"1/2 Escudo. 1758. MADRID. J.B. (Insignificantes rayitas de acuñación en anverso). EBC. (half escudo of 1758, Madrid mint, JB, tiny scratches from striking on obverse, extremely fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cal-256, KM 378.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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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