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1 Escudo - Land Find
Item#:  12105
Denomination: 1 escudo
Mint:  Seville

Weight:  3.3 grams
Diameter: .90 inches

Price:  $2195.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 1 escudo, Charles and Johanna, 1516-1556, Seville mint, mint mark S at left of shield, assayer mark * at right, choice XF for condition.  Full cross and shield, both perfectly centered on a large sized flan so that a complete crown and full legends are visible.  Pedigreed to the Archer M. Huntington collection (Hispanic Society of America).  These coins are thin, light weight, slightly smaller than a quarter in size and look great in an 18k gold bezel.  They are noted for being the very first gold escudos coins to be struck at any Spanish or Spanish colonial mint.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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2 Escudos - Land Find
Item#:  16041
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  F
Weight:  6.74 grams
Diameter: .80 inches

Price:  $2995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer F, circa 1750-1752, near mint state condition.  Excellent full Jerusalem cross surrounded by double arcs with fleurs-de-lis (of the 1750-1752 design) extending from the outer intersections into the cross quadrants.  Also visible on the cross side is most of the legend HISPANIARVM appearing near the top.  Choice full shield with bold mint and assayer marks F and S at right.  Struck on a small, round, thick flan with choice bold details on both sides.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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1715 Fleet - 2 Escudos
Item#:  16040
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  ARCE (Not Visible)
Weight:  6.74 grams
Diameter:  .80 inches

Price:  $4995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Philip V (Posthumous issue of Charles II struck during the reign of Philip V), Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer Buenaventura de Arce (not visible but confirmed by the design), circa 1713 (per the shield side design), mint state with traces of sediment in the crevices.  Reverse: Excellent deep struck Jerusalem cross bordered by four double arcs with annulets at the intersections and fleur-de-lis in the quarters.  Obverse: Crowned Spanish Hapsburg shield with quarters of Castle and Leon at upper left and the emblem of Naples and Sicily at right all of the oversized design and of the 1713 time period.  The bottom third bears the escutcheon of Flanders and Tyrol in the center with three fleurs-de-lis, arranged in two rows, on each side (a design found only on coins of assayer ARCE.  To the right of the shield are the bottoms of the letters CA of the King's name CAROLOS (Charles II).  Charles II died in 1700 and was succeeded by Philip V in that year.  Thus, like all Bogotá 2 escudos gold cobs from this time period, this is a posthumous Charles II issue, struck well after his death during the reign of Philip V.  Supplied with the original Robert Marx certificate of authenticity along with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Maravillas Wreck - 2 Escudos
Item#:  6007
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  R
Weight:  NGC Encapsulated
Diameter: .75 inches

Price:  $3995.00  SOLD

 

Shield type 2 escudos, circa 1642-1656, Philip IV, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, NGC graded mint state (MS61).  Observe:  Crowned Hapsburg coat of arms, mintmark is to the right ( NR for Nuevo Reino ), to the left is the denomination mark ( II ) above assayer’s initial ( R for Ramos - just the top of the R is visible ).  Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem enclosed by four doubled arcs, fleurs-de-lis extend inward from the junctions of the arcs, large annulets above the junctions, the legend (if complete) would read  Hispaniarum :  Rex : 16xx.  Recovered from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Maravillas, which was struck by the fleets lead galleon and sank off Little Bahama Bank, north of Grand Bahama island, in 1656.  This coin was was owned by an original principal of Marex, the company that salvaged the site in the late 1980’s; see Capt Humphrey’s account of the salvage in his book "In Search of the Golden Madonna".  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins..

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