Spain 1593-G M 4 escudos

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 51

This specimen was lot 51 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $5,950. The catalog description[1] noted, "Granada, Spain, cob 4 escudos, (159)3M, REGNORVM in legend, very rare, PCGS AU55. Broad flan with choice full cross-and-tressure, full REGNORVM in legend, bottom tail of last digit of date (only known date for this type), choice full shield with bold M-G to right and denomination IIII to left, nearly full crown, toned around details. PCGS #35328786." Cayón mentions no 4 escudos for this mint, altho listed therein is a 1588 2 escudos and a 1593 escudo from Granada.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .931 fine gold, this specimen 13.46 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-unlisted, Fr-unlisted (see Fr-168 for 2 escudos), CT-3.


  • 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.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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