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    1805 Carlos IV 4 Escudos

    Rare Chilean Denomination

    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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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