Category Archives: Royal 8 Escudos

8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on November 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28. It is graded by NGC as Mint State 66 and is the only example […]

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The Royal Presentation Escudo Coinage—the Pinnacle of Spanish Colonial Numismatics

By Kyle Ponterio and Matthew Orsini – Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… An enigma to this day, the exceedingly rare “Royal” presentation issues struck at mints in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico were a distinct departure from the normal “cob” coinage that was standard during the first few centuries of Spanish Colonial rule in the New World. […]

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City for royalty only to be lost in a shipwreck on its way to Spain. Only two examples of this issue are known. One is impounded in a Florida museum. The other, […]

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