Spain 1790-S C 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 842
This specimen was lot 842 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 23,000 € (about $34,746 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1790. Carlos IV. Sevilla. C. 8 escudos. Insignificante hojita en reverso. Bella. Brillo original. Rarísima y más en esta extraordinaria conservación. EBC/EBC+. (Eight escudos of 1790, Seville mint. Tiny nick in the reverese, handsome, original luster, extremely rare in this condition, extremely fine.)"
It is one of a series minted at Seville 1790-91 for Charles IV. The Madrid eight escudos are scarce, the Seville issues are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 437.2, Cal. 173.


  • 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.
  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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