Spain 1794-M MF escudo
This specimen was lot 1244 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $190.40. The catalog description noted, "Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1794MF. XF+ with traces of luster and pretty rainbow toning around details, small void in edge near top." This type was struck in Madrid and Seville 1788-1801 for Charles IV of Spain. This date is common. Unlike the Latin American mints, which concentrated on producing eight escudos, the Spanish mints turned most of their gold into one and two escudos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, 0.875 fine gold, this specimen 3.35 grams.
Catalog reference: Cal-1111; KM-434, Cayón-14038.
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- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.