Spain (1479-1504)-S 2 excelentes Fr-129

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Goldberg sale 55, lot 1145
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 1145 in Goldberg sale 55 (Beverly Hills, October 2009), where it sold for $10,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain. 2 Excelentes, ND (Seville). Ferdinand V & Isabel I, 1476-1504. Crowned and draped busts of Ferdinand & Isabel facing each other, mint mark S between them. Reverse: Crowned arms of Spain with eagle behind. This is a wonderful example, crisp strike, bold portraits, and mint luster. This is an exceptional coin of this classic piece! NGC graded MS-65." Isabel was queen of Castile 1474-1504; Ferdinand king of Navarre and Aragon 1479-1516; their joint rule dates 1479-1504.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-129, Cayón no. 2928 (cross above the monarchs).


  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.
  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 55: Ancient & World Coins, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.

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