Spain 1623-S C escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 41379
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This specimen was lot 41379 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. Escudo, 1623. Seville Mint. Philip IV (1621-65). NGC VF-30. Assayer not on flan. Displaying the perfect combination of a fully centered shield on the obverse and an off center reverse strike that leaves the date fully visible on flan, a real RARITY for this denomination. Splashes of deep orange and red patina further add to the uniqueness of this piece and certainly help to qualify it as one of the more desirable survivors of this generally elusive type." The SCWC notes three assayers (C, D, R) for this date; we have arbitrarily selected assayer C. This type was also struck 1628, 1646, 1659 at Seville and 1627 and 1639 at Madrid.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.43 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-211; KM-44.2; Cal-type-46, Cayón-6601.


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