Spain 1775-M PJ 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 261, lot 474
This specimen was lot 474 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €420 (about US$674 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1775. Carlos III. Madrid. PJ. 4 escudos. Pátina. MBC-/MBC. (Charles III, 1759-88, four escudos of 1775, Madrid mint. Toned, about very fine.)"
This type was struck in Madrid 1772-85 (KM 418.1) and Seville 1772-85 (KM 418.2). The Spanish four escudos of Charles III are more available than eight escudos of the same period. It is distinguished by later issues of Charles III (1785-88) by being .901 fine instead of .875 fine gold. Four escudos prior to this type are all rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .901 fine gold, .392 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 418.1, Fr-285, Cal. 300.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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