Spain 1758-S JV 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 25546 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 1/2 Escudo 1758 JV-S, MS62 NGC, stars flank the date, an attractive example of this early bust type with full mint luster." This Spanish half escudo struck in 1758 at the Seville mint. Assayer JV is recorded for the years 1757-59.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.0498 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 374.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.