Spain 1811-C CI 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7423
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7423 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $5,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 8 Escudos, 1811-CI. Cadiz Mint. One-year type. Lustrous NGC XF-45." Unlike the Latin American mints which concentrated on eight escudos, the most common Spanish gold coins of the period were the half escudo and two escudos. The mint was moved to Cadiz in 1811 and did not return to Seville until 1815. This issue was followed by a "bare head" type minted at Cadiz 1813-14 and at Madrid 1814-20; all are scarce. The last coin struck to this specification was the 320 reales of 1822-23 (KM 566).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .7616 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-305; KM 470.

Source:

  • 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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