Spain 1776-M PJ 2 escudos

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4602
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4602 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $1,052.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain. 2 Escudos, 1776/4-PJ (Madrid). (overdate unlisted in KM). Charles III. Popular date for collectors. Minor marks on bust. Lustrous. NGC graded AU-53." This type was struck in Madrid 1772-85 (KM 417.1) and Seville 1773-79 (KM 417.2) and is not especially rare tho choice specimens are always in demand. Two escudos were struck in metropolitan Spain 1738-1833 in considerable numbers and are quite a bit more common than their counterparts from Latin America, where the two escudos was a rare denomination. Assayer PJ is listed for 1765-81.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12460, Fr-286; KM-417.1.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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