Chile 1799-So DA 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20545
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20545 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1799-DA, AU50 NGC, a very attractive piece with bold details and abundant mint luster. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The specimen was one of a series struck 1791-1808 during the reign of Charles IV. It bears Charles' name and the bust of Charles III, who died in 1788. The bust of Charles IV appears on the four escudos but not the eight escudos. This type is fairly common for Spanish colonial gold.

Recorded mintage: 41,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-14537, KM 54.

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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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