Spain 1797-M MF escudo

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Aureo sale 261, lot 518
This specimen was lot 518 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €170 (about US$273 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1797. Carlos IV. Madrid. MF. 1 escudo. Pátina. MBC/MBC+. (Charles IV, 1788-1808, one escudo of 1797, Madrid mint, toned, very fine or better.)"
This type was struck for Spain in Madrid 1788-1801 and 1807 and is common. Assayer MF is recorded for 1788-1800.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-298; KM 434, Cal. 496.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • 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 Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 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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