Spain 1704-S P 4 escudos

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Sedwick sale 27, lot 1233

This specimen was lot 1233 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $2,261. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, milled 4 escudos, Philip V, 1704P. XF with soft centers but bold legends, crude edge (as made, including natural void) but nice frosty yellow color all over." Altho this coin is machine struck, the style of this Spanish four escudos is very reminiscent of the gold cobs being struck in New Spain at the time. The SCWC prices this type triple the price of a Lima four escudos. It was struck 1701-05, 1708-18.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 13.33 grams.

Catalog reference: Cal-2074; KM-257, Cayón-9786.


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  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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