Superb 1630-1655 Seville 4 Escudos Gold Cob NGC MS-62 – RARE!
Item #CC-0416 | Superb 1630-1655 Seville 4 Escudos PCGS MS-62
Assayer: “R” for Gerónimo Rodríguez
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV
Grade: MS-62 Finest Known
For details and population on this coin from PCGS, click on the serial number here: https://www.pcgs.com/cert/48002678
Description: This rare 4 escudos gold cob was minted in Seville Spain during the reign of King Philip IV. It has a unique die variety only used at the Seville mint on their 4 and 8 escudos denominations. This coin is the finest known and only mint state example graded by PCGS! Spanish gold cobs are highly sought after, and this piece displays a well centered and detailed shield on the obverse with the assayer and mint mark. On the reverse, you can see a beautiful Jerusalem cross and the unique “squares” seen inside the quatrefoil around the cross. The most unique feature of this coin is the partial date on the reverse. Under close magnification we have determined it to be a 1639 date based on the bottom of the digits that are visible.
Another nice feature about this coin is that it weighs 13.47 grams, which means it is full weight and unaltered!
For more information on Spanish cobs, see our article at: https://commodorecoins.com/2023/11/the-wonderful-world-of-spanish-cobs/