Spain 1776-M PJ 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 208

This Spanish equivalent of the doubloon was struck at the Madrid and Seville mints 1772-84. Unlike the Latin American mints which concentrated on eight escudos, the most common Spanish gold coins of the period were the half escudo and two escudos. Spanish eight escudos are very rare. The bust type was introduced to the Spanish mints in 1729.

The specimen shown was lot 208 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 2,900 € (about $4,502 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1776. Madrid. PJ. 8 escudos. Rayitas en reverso. Brillo original. Muy rara. EBC-/EBC. (Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1776, Madrid mint, reverse scratches, original luster, extremely fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 409.1, Cal-56, Cal Onza-727.

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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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