Spain (1570-89)-T M 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31691
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31691 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip II gold Cob 2 Escudos ND (1570-89) T-M MS63 NGC, Toledo mint. Assayer's initial M to the left above T. Lustrous with a bold mintmark and assayer, the reverse cross near flawless, centrally and crisply struck. An attractive offering from this popular gold issue." This issue comes with the M over the T (shown here) or with the T over the M (Cayón-4105).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-170, Cayón-4104.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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