Spain 1788-S C 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 689 in Ponterio sale 158 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $437. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 2 Escudos, 1788-C. Seville Mint. EXTREMELY FINE-ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." This type was struck in Madrid and Seville 1786-88. It is distinguished from earlier two escudos of Charles III by its lower fineness. This date is common. Unlike the Latin American mints, no transitional types exist for 1788-91.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-287; KM-417.2a.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 158: The 2011 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
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