Spain 1795-M MF 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 788
This specimen was lot 788 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,400 € (about $2,115 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1795. Carlos IV. Madrid. MF. 4 escudos. Insignificante golpecito. Bellísima. Brillo original. Muy rara así. S/C. (four escudos of 1795, Madrid mint. Tiny nicks, very handsome, original luster, very rare thus, about uncirculated.)"
It is one of a series minted at Madrid 1788-1803 for Charles IV. The type is not cheap but quite a bit more available than the very rare eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-14355, KM 436.1, Cal. 204.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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