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Lot 30033

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30033
Date 1805
Country Chile
Service Catalog # 79895
Denomination 4 Escudos
Mint Mark So
Description Carlos IV gold 4 Escudos 1805 So-FJ, KM62, AU55 NGC. Some highpoint loss on the bust is attributable to strike and brief circulation, but the fields sparkle throughout with bright yellow-gold color. While indicative of the type, a number of planchet imperfections are evident on the obverse and flow through Carlos' head and behind his portrait. The 4 Escudos denomination is generally considered the most scarce from the Spanish Colonial period. The present date is no different; a quick scan of archived auction records yields only a single other example of the date being sold in recent years. A rare opportunity for the specialist. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $3,290.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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