Spain 1738-S PJ 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1004 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $___. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 8 Escudos, 1738-PJ. Seville Mint. High Grade 1738 Portrait Philip V 8 Escudos Philip V (1700-46). NGC AU-50." This scarce type was struck at Madrid 1728-30 and Seville 1729-38.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-233; KM-346.2; Cal-Type 38 #205.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.
  • Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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