Spain 1730-M escudo

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 229
This specimen was lot 229 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,452 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1730. Felipe V. Madrid. 1 escudo. Sin ensayador y con la marca de ceca sin corona. Leves marquitas. Bella. Brillo original. Ex Colección Manuela Etcheverría. Rara así. EBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Philip V, one escudo of 1730, madrid mint, without assayer or crown on the mintmark. Light marks, handsome, original luster, rare thus, choice extremely fine.)"
Madrid and Seville struck one escudo cobs for Philip V until 1729, when they converted to milled portrait coinage. Madrid struck this type 1729-30, 1733-42 and Seville 1729-33, 1736-41. The type is not rare but this is a better date.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 3,35 g.

Catalog reference: AC. 1712, KM 342, Cayón-9565.


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  • 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.
  • [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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