8 Escudos doubloons, Lima , Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Ecuador, Potosi. Gold coins 8 escudos, 4 escudos. Gold Oro Onzas.

World Gold Coins

Milled Bust Gold of Spain, Spanish America and the rest of the World.

 

Gold coinsIn this section we present all the gold coins in our inventory besides cobs. We start with the popular machine-struck (milled) bust-type (or portrait) gold coins that were made after cobs at the various Spanish and Spanish colonial mints. Since they represent the same values and denominations as the earlier cobs, these coins (or at least the larger denominations) also fall under the category of "doubloons".

The second part of this page is a presentation of gold coins of many different time periods from around the world, just whatever we happen to run across that looks nice and is priced right, not to mention that many are also from shipwrecks!

 

 

 

8 Escudos

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Bolivia

Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807PJ. Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807PJ. KM-81. Lustrous XF/AU, slightly weak bust, no problems. b021513030001 SOLD

Chile

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Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1785DA. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1785DA. KM-27; CT-244. 26.96 grams. XF+ with surface hairlines, lustrous in legends. b111504192002 SOLD

Colombia

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Bogota, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774VJ. Bogota, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774VJ. CT-176; KM-50.1. Slightly grainy AXF with luster and attractive toning in legends, no problems. b051601031002 SOLD

Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807TH. Well-struck AU with minor hairlines, slightly crude rims (as made Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807TH. 26.99 grams. Well-struck AU with minor hairlines, slightly crude rims (as made). b061504192001 SOLD

Peru

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Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1824G, rare one-year type. KM-129.2; CT-4. 26.95 grams. Broad-flan AU- with minor lamination flaws, slightly crude obverse rim (the reverse also off-center), lustrous fields, very nice specimen of a highly sought type. Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1824G, rare one-year type. KM-129.2; CT-4. 26.95 grams. Broad-flan AU- with minor lamination flaws, slightly crude obverse rim (the reverse also off-center), lustrous fields, very nice specimen of a highly sought type. b051301031002 SOLD

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Smaller Denominations

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Bolivia

Potosi, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1803PJ, rare, encapsulated NGC AU 53 (only specimen in NGC census). Potosi, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1803PJ, rare, encapsulated NGC AU 53 (only specimen in NGC census). KM-80; CT-254. Bold strike and lustrous, faintly toned, looks MS or at least AU 58 but with a couple tiny marks restricting its grade, still remarkable as the only specimen slabbed by NGC (finest specimen on record). b051301031001 $5,250

Chile

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Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ, very rare, encapsulated NGC VF 35, finest known in NGC census. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ, very rare, encapsulated NGC VF 35, finest known in NGC census. KM-76; CT-347. 3.3 grams. With beautiful red toning all over and rather neat fields, in our estimation this coin is XF all day long, yet even at VF 35 it is the finest known by NGC standards, a testament to its great rarity as among very few survivors of a tiny mintage of just 408 coins. b091504191021 $1,595

Colombia

Popayan, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1781SF. Popayan, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1781SF. CT-680; KM-48.2. Fine+ with red toning, no problems. b021604234018 HOLD
Popayan, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1805JT, encapsulated NGC AU 53. Popayan, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1805JT, encapsulated NGC AU 53. Restrepo-85.32; CT-538; KM-56.2. Highly lustrous, just a few marks and the rims crude from off-center strike, second finest known in NGC census. b091504191023 $795

Mexico

Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1761MM, very rare, ex-H.S.A. (Huntington), with tag #806. Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1761MM, very rare, ex-H.S.A. (Huntington), with tag #806. CT-633; KM-116. 3.35 grams. Decent AXF with clear details, slightly off-center strike, attractive transitional type that is very difficult to find, with desirable pedigree to boot. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection (Hispanic Society of America), with original tag #806. b041303763004 $2,450

Peru

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Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1819JP. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1819JP. CT-289; KM-126. 3.34 grams. Scarce type, lustrous AU with minor damage from mounting. b091504191015 $825

Spain

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Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1779CF. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1779CF. CT-580; KM-417.2. Bold AXF with toning and sediment around details, no problems. b021604234012 $395
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1781PJ. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1781PJ. CT-454; KM-417.1. Bold, lustrous AU- with hairline scratches, spots of red toning. b021604237003 $SOLD
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1789MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1789MF. CT-323; KM-435.1. AVF with toning around details. b021604234014 $350
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1793MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1793MF. CT-326; KM-435.1. Bold XF+ with solder-marks from former jewelry mounting. b011604207004 $325
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1794MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1794MF. CT-328; KM-435.1. XF with luster and toning around details, slightly weak centers, no problems. b021604234009 $395
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1797MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1797MF. CT-334; KM-435.1. Lustrous, choice XF+, no problems. b021604237006 $435
Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1798CN. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1798CN. CT-450; KM-435.2. XF with nice toning and luster, no problems. b021604237007 $395
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1800MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1800MF. CT-338; KM-435.1. XF with light luster and toning, no problems. b021604237009 $395
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1801FA. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1801FA. CT-340; KM-435.1. Bold XF with toning around details, no problems. b021604234010 $395
Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1801CN. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1801CN. CT-453; KM-435.2. AVF with old mark in front of face, good toning. b021604234013 $350
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1804FA. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1804FA. CT-347; KM-435.1. Bold but slightly crude XF with some luster, no problems. b021604234011 $395
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1807AI. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1807AI. CT-351; KM-435.1. Choice XF+ with luster, no problems. b021604237008 $425
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1813GJ. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1813GJ. CT-207; KM-480. Lustrous XF with weak centers, minor scratch on reverse, scarce type (first bust). b011604207005 $595
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820GJ. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820GJ. CT-217; KM-483.1. F/VF, no problems. b021604234015 $350
Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1826AJ. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1826AJ. CT-223; KM-483.1. F+/VF, toned around details, no problems. b021604234016 $350

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Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1817GJ. CT-360; KM-492. Bold VF with red toning around details, no problems Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1791MF. CT-490; KM-434. 3.4 grams. Nice XF details but with light polishing and hairlines.
 
b051513031005 $SOLD

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Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB. CT-245; KM-378. VF with hint of luster, no problems. b011604206018 $240
Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1757JB. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1757JB. CT-255; KM-378. Bold AXF with toning around details, no problems. b011604206019 $240
Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1764JP. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1764JP. CT-757; KM-389.1. Bold AXF, minor mounting evidence in four places on reverse rim. b011604206020 $240
Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1785DV. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1785DV. CT-777; KM-415.1. Nice XF, bold strike, no problems, scarce final date of type. b011604206022 $295
Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786DV. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786DV. CT-778; KM-425.1. XF with dark sediment around details, no problems. b011604206024 $240
Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786DV. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786DV. CT-778; KM-425.1. Problem-free VF with toning and sediment around details. b011604206026 $225

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 World Gold Coins

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Australia

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Great Britain, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1855, incuse WW, encapsulated NGC AU 55, with name of wreck inside slab. Lustrous and attractive but with too many tiny bagmarks to make Mint State, popular shipwreck gold. Great Britain, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1855, incuse WW, encapsulated NGC AU 55, with name of wreck inside slab. Lustrous and attractive but with too many tiny bagmarks to make Mint State, popular shipwreck gold. b041513141001 $SOLD

Bolivia

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Potosi, Bolivia, 1/2 scudo, 1842LR, encapsulated NGC MS 64, WINGS approved (gold sticker), finest known in NGC census by several grades, ex-Lissner. Potosi, Bolivia, 1/2 scudo, 1842LR, encapsulated NGC MS 64, WINGS approved (gold sticker), finest known in NGC census by several grades, ex-Lissner. KM-104. 1.69 grams. Very bold strike, with lustrous satin fields and not even a hint of wear or marks, clearly the finest known (the WINGS sticker indicating premium quality for the grade, despite its already lofty MS number), the next highest in the NGC census being just AU 58. Pedigreed to the Lissner collection (as stated inside the slab), St. James's / CNG / Teller auction of August 2014, lot #1206. b081403965001 $1,595

Brazil

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Brazil (struck in Lisbon), 1000 reis, 1752, encapsulated NGC MS 62. Brazil (struck in Lisbon), 1000 reis, 1752, encapsulated NGC MS 62. Bold details and frosty fields, faint evidence of adjustment marks on reverse. b011303728001 SOLD

Colombia

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Bogota, Colombia, 1 peso, 1842RS, encapsulated NGC MS 64, tied for finest known in NGC census, ex-Lissner. Bogota, Colombia, 1 peso, 1842RS, encapsulated NGC MS 64, tied for finest known in NGC census, ex-Lissner. Sedwick-8; Restrepo-200.10; KM-93. 1.70 grams. Beautifully rainbow toned, well struck and totally devoid of any marks or wear, just as its lofty grade would indicate (none better), desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Lissner collection (as stated inside the slab), St. James's / CNG / Teller auction of August 2014, lot 1454. b081403965002 $1,895

Costa Rica

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England

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Great Britain (London, England), 1/4 guinea, George I, 1718, encapsulated NGC AU 55. Great Britain (London, England), 1/4 guinea, George I, 1718, encapsulated NGC AU 55. Sp-3638; KM-555. Highly lustrous and fully Mint State in our opinion but with light rubs on high points of high-relief bust, one-year type. b041303769001 $SOLD

Holland

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Holland, United Netherlands, gold 6-stuivers Holland, United Netherlands, gold 6-stuivers "ship schelling," 1729. KM-45a. 6.85 grams. Bold strike, choice details, AU or better but with hairlines in fields, slightly crude rims (as made), very popular, attractive and highly sought type. b041519031004 $2,950

Japan

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Japan, 2 bu (ni bu, Japan, 2 bu (ni bu, "samurai coins"), Meiji era (1860s). Each about 3 grams, 20mm x 12mm, made of about 22% gold and 78% silver, KM-C21d. Popular rectangular coins (larger version) with Japanese characters on both sides, all XF, some toned, great for jewelry, 11 available. b121404026035-38 b071516111013-19 $125 each
Japan, 2 shu (nishu, Japan, 2 shu (nishu gins, "samurai coins"), Tempo era (1830s to 1850s). Each about 1.6 grams, 7.5mm x 3mm, made of about 30% gold and 70% silver, KM-C18. Popular rectangular coins (smaller version) with Japanese characters on both sides, all XF, some toned, great for jewelry, 25 available. b121404026013-30 b071516111006-12 $85 each

Mexico

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Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1870FR. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1870FR. KM-383.7. 27.00 grams. XF+ with original luster, minor (natural) flaw in cap, faint rose toning. b081303822001 $1,695

Peru

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Lima, Peru (State of North Peru), 1 escudo, 1838M. Lustrous AU-, no problems, scarce type. Lima, Peru (State of North Peru), 1/2 escudo, 1838M. 1.70 grams. Lustrous AU-, no problems, scarce type. b051301031005 $SOLD

Spain

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Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, X at top and S between busts. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, X at top and S between busts. CT-78. 6.90 grams. VF with some flat spots, bold full legends. b061504192002 $1,150
Madrid, Spain, 80 reales, Isabel II, 1845CL. Madrid, Spain, 80 reales, Isabel II, 1845CL. CT-78. Problem-free VF. b011604207007 SOLD
Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1878DE-M, with 18-78 inside 6-pointed stars. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1878DE-M, with 18-78 inside 6-pointed stars. CT-4. Lustrous AU- with natural flaw in king's neck, light rosy color. b011604207009 $395
Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1878EM-M, with 18-78 inside 6-pointed stars. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1878EM-M, with 18-78 inside 6-pointed stars. CT-6. Lustrous AU with minor bagmarks all over. b011604207010 $395

U.S.A.

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USA (Charlotte mint), $1 coronet Liberty, 1849-C, encapsulated NGC AU 58. USA (Charlotte mint), $1 coronet Liberty, 1849-C, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-73. Beautifully lustrous and bold, with hints of toning near rims, a little weakly struck on the bust (as usual) but still quite nice for this scarce branch mint (first date of type, closed-wreath variety). b091504191017 $SOLD

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