Spain 1798-M MF 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 224
The specimen shown was lot 224 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 320 € (about $497 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos IV (1788-1808). 1798. Madrid. MF. 2 escudos. Leves rayitas. Bella. Brillo original. Rara así. EBC. (Charles IV, 1788-1808, two escudos of 1798, Madrid mint, a few light marks, handsome, original luster, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck in Madrid and Seville 1788-1808 for Charles IV. This date is common. Unlike the Latin American mints, which concentrated on producing eight escudos, the Spanish mints turned most of their gold into two escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 435.1, Cal-335.


  • 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 Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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