Spain 1621-MD V escudo

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 182
This specimen was lot 182 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €11,000 (about US$14,517 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1621. Felipe IV. (Madrid). V. 1 escudo. Todos los datos perfectos. Cospel ligeramente irregular. Muy bella. Brillo original. Moneda exenta de pago de tasas de exportación. Única conocida. EBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Philip IV, one escudo of 1621, Madrid mint. All the data is complete, slightly irregular planchet, very handsome, original luster. This coin is exempt from any export fee. Unique, choice extremely fine.)"
The SCWC mentions this type for 1627, 1633 only while Cayón lists 1627, 1639 and 1646.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 3,40 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-210 (unlisted date), KM 44.1 (unlisted date), AC. 1772 (plate coin), Tauler-unlisted, Cayón-unlisted.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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