Spain 1789-M MF 2 escudos

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3906
This specimen was lot 3906 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 300 (about US$395 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"2 Escudos 1789. Madrid Mmz. MF. Fast vorzüglich. (Spain, two escudos of 1789, Madrid mint, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was struck in Madrid 1788-1808 (KM 435.1) and Seville 1790-1808 (KM 435.2) 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 MF is listed for 1788-1800.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.74 g.

Catalog reference: C.T. 269. Fr. 296; KM-435.1.

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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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