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Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Escudos (Philip V)  1729 to 1748
Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Escudos (Philip V) 1729 to 1748

Philip V ruled Spain from 1700 to 1746. Some of his gold escudos carry his portrait; others use a shield and cross design. This page applies to coins with the king's portrait on the front and the crowned shield design on the back.

Inscriptions read PHILIPPUS, PHILIP, HISPANARIUM, HISPAN, ET IND, REX and other minor varitions.

The value of these coins comes from gold content and collector value. First compute the gold value, then add collector premium. Coins that are damaged by cleaning, scratches, stains, and the like have no collector premium. To compute the gold value, multiply the gold content (specified below) by the current price of gold, available at web site such as kitco.com. For instance, a 1/2 escudo has 0.0496 troy ounces of gold. At today's $1216 per troy ounce (look it up -- it will be different tomorrow), the gold value is 0.0496 x 1216 = $60 US dollars.

1/2 ESCUDO 1738 to 1746 (14 mm diameter, 0.0496 ounces gold)
circulated: add $50 collector premium to gold value
fully uncirculated: add $400
1/2 escudos dated 1738JF, 1738SPJ, 1742SPJ, and 1746SPJ are more rare; multiply collector premium by four

ESCUDO 1729 to 1742 (17 mm diameter, 0.0979 ounces gold)
circulated: add $80 collector premium to gold value
fully uncirculated: add $1000
escudos dated 1740JF and 1741JF are the most common; divide collector premiums by two

2 ESCUDOS 1728 to 1742 (22 mm diameter, 0.196 ounces gold)
circulated: add $150 collector premium to gold value
fully uncirculated: add $800
2 escudos with F or JF initials are somewhat more valuable than other coins with PA, AP and PJ intials

4 ESCUDOS 1729 to 1749 (29 mm diameter, 0.399 ounces gold)
worn: add $850 collector premium to gold value
average circulated: add $2000
well preserved: add $4000
fully uncirculated: add $10000
4 escudos dated 1747J, 1747SPJ, 1748JB, 1749JB, 1749SPJ are very valuable, cataloging near $9000 in average circulated condition

8 ESCUDOS 1728 to 1749 (35 mm diameter, 0.798 ounces gold)
worn: add $450 collector premium to gold value
average circulated: add $1500
well preserved: add $3000
fully uncirculated: add $10000
8 escudos dated 1728JJ and 1729JJ with a long-hair portrait of Philip are very valuable, cataloging near $32000 in average circulated condition
8 escudos dated 1729JJ and 1730JJ are more valuable, multiply the collector premiums by two
8 escudos dated 1747J are very valuable, catalogin near $28000 in average circulated condition

Coin: 16857 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Robb Riddle, Thu, 10-Apr-2014 19:53:44 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Fri, 11-Apr-2014 03:01:25 GMT
Gold price updated - Appraisal OK, Sun, 27-Mar-2016 20:49:47 GMT
Requester description: 1744 Philippus V D G 1744 Hispaniarum Rex
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