1646 Seville Spain 4 Escudos – Finest & Only Example Known!

Item #CC-0136 | 1646 Seville Spain  4 Escudos Finest & Only Example Known!
Mint: Seville, Spain Ships in battle
Assayer: R for “Geronimo Rodriguez”
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV (1605-1665)
Grade: NGC AU-55
NGC Serial #:2867654-001

Weight: 13.50 Grams

Description: This breathtaking gold 4 escudos cob is unique and happens to not only be the finest example graded by NGC but also boasts of being the only one graded in any condition by NGC. It has the unique designation as being the “Top Pop”. As you can see from our photos, this coin exhibits much of its original luster, a well centered and defined shield and Jerusalem Cross, assayer R and “S” for the Seville mint, clear date, and quatrefoil with fluers-de-lis. It also has many of the other design features that are often missing on similar gold cobs from this era. Of particular note, on the reverse there is visible evidence of what appears to be coral encrustations, which indicates that this coin was most likely recovered from a shipwreck!

Spanish gold cobs are highly sought after, especially in the higher denominations and this example is an outstanding one-of-a-kind.