Spain 1736-S PA 8 escudos

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Spain 1736S 8 escudos obv Eliasberg 2086.jpg
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This specimen was lot 2086 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "1736 PA 8 escudos. Seville mint. AU-50 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold, even in color and highly attractive, no rim flaws but some minor hairlines. A very satisfying specimen of this challenging homeland type. Purchased from Watkins Coin Company, July 1943."

Recorded mintage:

Specification: this specimen: 27.02 grams, 35.90 mm.

Catalog reference: Fr-233, Calico Onza-535.


  • 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] Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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