Spain 1730-M 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 2081
Spain 1730M 2 escudos rev Eliasberg 2081.jpg
another specimen, from a UBS sale

This specimen was lot 2081 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1092.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "1730 2 escudos. Madrid mint. EF-40 (NGC). Types as above. Even yellow gold, bright from cleaning and hairlined. Sharp for the issue. Purchased from Watkins Coin Company, July 1943." Spanish two escudos are somewhat more common than their Latin American counterparts and this issue is no exception. The portrait type was struck in Madrid 1730-34, Seville 1730-42 and extended to the Mexico City mint in 1732.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.68 grams, 22.60 mm.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9711, KM 352, Fr-235a, C&C-12805.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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