Spain 1761-M JP 4 escudos

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Áureo sale 290, lot 276
This specimen was lot 276 in Áureo & Calicó sale 290 (Barcelona, March 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted,
"1761. Carlos III. Madrid. JP. 4 escudos. Tipo "cara de rata". No figuraba en la Colección Caballero de las Yndias. Rarísima, sólo cuatro ejemplares conocidos. MBC-/MBC. (1761 four escudos of Charles III, Madrid mint, "rat face" bust. Very rare, only four examples known, about very fine.)"
This type was issued at Madrid only in 1761. 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 13,18 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12577, Fr-281; KM-398, Cal. 296.


  • 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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