Spain (1497-1504)-T I excelente Fr-137

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3758
This specimen was lot 3758 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 7,500 CHF (about US$8,950 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPAIN, Königreich, Fernando V. und Isabel I. 1474-1504 Excelente o. J. (nach 1497). Toledo. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine prägebedingten Randfehler. (kingdom of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabel, 1474-1504, undated excelente, Toledo mint. About extremely fine, Minor edge nicks.)"
This type was struck after 1497 at Burgos, Cuenca, Granada, Seville, Toledo and Segovia. It is priced the same as a double excelente but is much scarcer. The excelente was nominally equal to a ducat. The Toledo product comes marked with an "I", cross or two rings.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold; this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-2883, Fr-137.


  • 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.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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