Spain 1799-M MF 2 escudos

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Sincona sale 54, lot 1188
This specimen was lot 1188 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$327 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPAIN | Königreich, Carlos IV. 1788-1808. 2 Escudos 1799, MF-Madrid. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. (kingdom of Spain, Charles IV, 1788-1808, two escudos of 1799, Madrid mint. About extremely fine, Small scratches.)"
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, this specimen 6.81 g.

Catalog reference: KM 435.1, Cal-335, Cayón-14229, Fr-296.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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