World Coins (1 October 2012)

Date of Auction: 1st October 2012

Sold for £22,000

Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000

Jamaica, Authority of November 1758, Doubloon (valued at Five Pounds), VICEROYALTY OF PERU, Ferdinand VI, 8 Escudos, 1751jm, Lima, both sides centrally countermarked with floriate gr raised within a circular indent, 26.87g/416.6gr (Prid. 1; Gordon 1/d, this coin not listed; KM. 11.4, this specimen listed; F 1), Coin and countermarks very fine with red tone, very rare; about 10 specimens recorded, of which this is one of the finest £20,000-25,000


Provenance: King Farouk Collection, Sotheby Auction (Cairo), 24 February-6 March 1954, lot 899