Spain 1777-S CF 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 32977
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This specimen was lot 32977 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III gold 4 Escudos 1777 S-CF, AU50 NGC Eliasberg. Seville mint, assayer, "CF". Well-struck details with abundant mint luster, an attractive example of this series. From The Pikes Peak Collection." 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 but common.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12647, KM 418.2, Fr-285.


  • 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.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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