Spain 1813-M GJ 2 escudos

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This Spanish two escudos was struck at the Madrid mint in 1813. The type was struck 1813-14 as Wellington's troops drove the French out of Spain. 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. Production of the standard bust two escudos resumed at Madrid 1814-33. Two other assayers are listed for 1813, IG and IJ, both rarer than the GJ shown here.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-16235, KM 480.

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.
  • Martí Hervera, Soler y Llach Subastas Internacionales, Subasta Numismática, 5 de Noviembre 2009, Barcelona, 2009.

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