Spain 1748-S PJ 1/2 escudo

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 256
This specimen was lot 256 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €320 (about US$422 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1748. Fernando VI. Sevilla. PJ. 1/2 escudo. Segundo busto. Bella. Brillo original. Escasa así. EBC/EBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Ferdinand VI, half escudo of 1748. Seville mint, second bust. Original luster, scarce thus, extremely fine or better.)"
This type was struck in Madrid 1748-59 (KM 378) and Seville 1747-59 (KM 374) and is not especially rare tho this specimen is above average. Half escudos were struck in metropolitan Spain 1738-97 in considerable numbers and are quite a bit more common than their silver equals, the eight reales. This is opposite from Latin America, where silver pesos were minted in vast quantities but half escudos would not be minted until the reign of Ferdinand VII.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a scarce date.

Specification: 1.69 g, 0.917 gold, this specimen 1,79 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-275, KM 374, AC. 571, Cayón-10666.

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.
  • 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, 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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