Spain 1698-S M 8 escudos

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 201
This specimen was lot 201 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €6,300 (about US$8,314 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"(169)8. Carlos II. Sevilla. M. 8 escudos. Con el escusón de Portugal. Lises en los ángulos de la cruz y rosetas en los ángulos lobulares. Leve grieta de cuño, pero extraordinaria. Pátina muy atractiva. Gran parte de brillo original. Ex Colección Caballero de Las Yndias 22/10/2009, nº 1953. Muy rara así. EBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Charles II, eight escudos of 1698, Seville mint, with the escutcheon of Portugal, lilies in the fields of the cross and rosettes in the angles of the quadrilobe. Crudely struck but still extraordinary. Very attractive patina and most of the original luster. Very rare thus, choice extremely fine.)"
This cob eight escudos was struck for the entire length of Carlos's reign, 1666-99. All dates are expensive. A few milled eight escudos were struck at Seville in 1699.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2747 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 26,55 g.

Catalog reference: AC. 1054, Cal.Onza 192, Tauler 192 (plate coin), Cayón-7943, Fr-218, KM 61.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [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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