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    Likely the Finest Known 1714 "Royal" 8 Escudos

    Philip V gold "Royal" 8 Escudos 1714 Mo-J MS66 PCGS, Mexico City mint, KM-R57.3 (Rare), Cal-91 (this coin), Onza-397 (same), Cay-9945, cf. Sedwick-M30. 26.90gm. By José Eustaquio de León. A coin which at first glance leaves one very solid impression in the viewer's mind: this is the redondo that all other "Royal" issues dream of being. Upon close in-hand inspection under magnification, the level of attention to detail and precision of execution is simply mind-boggling--each letter and feature of design is rendered with the utmost care and expresses starkly squared-off edges against thickly die polished fields all set upon an essentially perfect flan that extends mildly outside of the borders of the stamp. A specimen whose eye appeal has clearly been received with widespread renown, not only for its use as the plate coin in several standard references, but also in the recognition of its supreme quality for inclusion in such select collections as Millennia, Canaparo, and that of D. Brent Pogue. Almost certainly the finest known, sales of the past few decades have brought to light only a single other example, the Caballero de las Yndias, Ubilla-Sanchez representative, clearly pointing to the fact that even seasoned collectors of the series should not expect to find a more fitting piece for their collections anytime soon.
    Ex. D. Brent Pogue Collection; Millennia Collection (Goldberg Auction 46B, May 2008, Lot 1083) [cover lot]; Don Canaparo Collection; Schulman "Spanish Galleon Treasure" Auction (November 1972, Lot 520) [cover lot]




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    January, 2021
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