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Spain 2, 4, and 10 Escudos  1865 to 1873
Spain 2, 4, and 10 Escudos 1865 to 1873

These beautiful gold escudos were minted in Spain between 1865 and 1873. They bear the image of Queen Isabel II on the front and a crowned and draped coat of arms on the back. The denomination appears on the back as 2 es, 4 es, or 10 es:

2 ESCUDOS: 15 mm diameter, 0.0485 troy ounces gold
4 ESCUDOS: 17 mm diameter, 0.0971 ounces gold
10 ESCUDOS: 22 mm diameter, 0.2427 ounces gold

To compute approximate catalog values, first compute the Base Value (BV) by multiplying the gold content by the current price of gold. For instance, if you have a 10 escudos coin and the current price of gold (look it up at kitco.com, it changes every day) is $1285 US dollars per troy ounce, BV is 0.2427 x 1285 = $311.

If your coin is heavily worn or damaged with a hole, cleaning, or other disfigurement, it is worth BV. For coins without problems:

2 ESCUDOS
well preserved: BV + $10
fully uncirculated: BV + $100
2 escudos dated 1868 are quite rare, cataloging for $800 in average circulated condition

4 ESCUDOS
well preserved: BV + $50
fully uncirculated: BV + $100
4 escudos dated 1865 and 1866 with 7 pointed stars are rare, cataloging for $800 in average circulated condition (7 pointed stars must be present)

10 ESCUDOS
well preserved: BV + $50
fully uncirculated: BV + $200
10 escudos dated 1866 with 7 pointed stars are exceedingly rare, cataloging for $3000 in average circulated condition

Coin: 17524 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Rick ybarra, Mon, 04-Aug-2014 08:17:21 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 04-Aug-2014 15:24:22 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 12-Aug-2016 15:09:02 GMT
Requester description: 1868 Gold in color some wear small hole drilled above head coin cover wornout cover
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