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[SOLD] Spain: nicely toned gold escudo of Charles IV, 1792-MF, PCGS VF30

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Obverse: CAROL • IIII • D • G • HISP • ET IND • R • ; bust of Charles IV right; date below.
Reverse: FELIX • A • D • / • IN • UTROQ • ; crowned arms inside chain holding the Order of the Golden Fleece; crowned "M" mintmark and "MF" mintmaster initials below.
Issuer: Charles IV, King of Spain (1788-1808).
Specifications: .879 fine gold, 0.0955 oz. AGW. 18 mm, 3.38 g. Madrid mint.
Grade: PCGS VF30; cert. #39640152. Purchased raw.
Reference: KM434, Numista 11039.
Provenance: ex-Soler y Llach S.A., Spain, Auction 1113, Lot 262, 21 May 2020.*
Notes: Spanish gold escudos were a mainstay of world commerce during the Age of Exploration and colonial eras, especially in the Americas. The word "escudo" means "shield".
Comments: This piece has attractive toning and excellent eye appeal for an example in moderate grade. King Charles has a nice smile here, too.

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