Spain 1622-S D 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 33709
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This specimen was lot 33709 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip IV (1621-65) gold Cob 2 Escudos 1622-D AU58 NGC, Seville mint. Assayer denoted by square or Gothic D. Quite centrally struck for this crude type." This type is recorded for 1622-61 and is noted as the most common two escudos of the seventeenth century. The type is also mentioned for Madrid and Cuenca but those issues are much scarcer. It is hammered.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.87 g, .931 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 82.1, Cayón-unlisted.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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