Spain 1689-S M 4 escudos

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Goldberg sale 103, lot 2750
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This specimen was lot 2750 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $3,642.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain. Cob 4 Escudos, 1689-M (Seville). Charles II, 1665-1700. Finest and only specimen in the NGC census. Practically full shield and cross. Full 689 of date (possibly 9/8), nicely toned and RARE. NGC graded MS-61." This four escudos was struck 1689 and 1699 at Seville. It is among the last cobs struck in Spain.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.73 g, .917 fine gold, .404 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.45 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-58.2.


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  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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