Spain 1779-M PJ escudo

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 1973
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This specimen was lot 1973 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $540.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain. Escudo, 1779-PJ (Madrid). Charles III. Fully struck with much luster. NGC graded MS-61." This type was issued at Seville and Madrid 1772-85. In 1786, the fineness was reduced to .875. Assayer PJ is recorded for 1765-82.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .901 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12295, Fr-288; KM-416.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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