Chile 1794-So DA 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 40067
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40067 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. 8 Escudos, 1794-So DA. Santiago Mint. Charles IV (1788-1808). NGC AU-58. Decent strike with plenty of luster remaining in the fields and dark golden toning. A wholesome and attractive example sure to be a welcome addition to the next collection it enters." This type was struck 1791-1808 and is reasonably available. Note the use of Charles III's bust and the name of Charles IV.

Recorded mintage: 40,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-23; KM-54; Cal-type-17#153.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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