Spain 1779-M PJ 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 176 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $446.45. The catalog description noted, "Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1779/8PJ, unlisted overdate, NGC AU 53. Lustrous but with light surface hairlines on obverse, slightly weak bust, clear overdate (first specimen reported and the only specimen in NGC census). NGC #4722592-001." 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-13125, KM-417.1; CT-55.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.