Spain 1624-S G escudo

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28, lot 16

This specimen was lot 16 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 (Winter Park, FL, November 2020), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, 1624G, rare (unlisted), NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Very choice full cross-and-tressure, full shield with king's ordinal IIII in legend, crude but certain bottom half of date that must be quite rare as even the assayer is unlisted for this denomination in Calico." The SCWC lists this type for 1623, 1628, 1646 and 1659. Other dates likely exist but all are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.43 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 3.20 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 44.2 (unlisted date), Cal-Type 370, Fr-211, Cayón-unlisted.


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  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 28, featuring the Dr. Peter Jones and John O'Brien collections, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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