Spain 1742-S JP 1/2 escudo

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Courtesy Marti Hervera Subastas Numismaticas
Shown is a Spanish half escudo struck in 1742 at the Seville mint. Assayer JP is recorded for only the year 1742. This specimen was auctioned by Marti Hervera in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3, 2011, where it sold for 180 euro (about US$297 including buyer's fees). The catalog description reads:
"1/2 Escudo. 1742. SEVILLA. J.P. (Rayas). MBC. (half escudo of 1742, Seville mint, JP, scratches, very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.0498 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9473, Cal-581, KM 361.2.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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