2 Escudos - Luis I

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Louis I (1724)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1724-1726
Value 2 Escudos (32)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 6.77 g
Shape Cob
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53658
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# A54
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Luis 1st Royal coat of arms surrounded by legend and date.

NOTE: Higher value comes from how much of the legend and date are present in the flan. Due to the flan being small, no date has been appreciated on any coins known so far.

NOTE: Luis I coinage is among the rarest and most valuable for collectors. He only reigned 7 months during the year of 1724 and then he died at age 17. His father Felipe V returned to the throne after this, hence Felipe V coinage exists prior and post Luis' I.
Any coinage from posterior years was already minted at the time of his dead and kept in storage, or was released as a memento from the dead King.

Lettering: LVDOVICVS I DEI G

Reverse

Spain coat of arms.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1724 Mo D
1725 Mo D Could exist
1726 Mo D Could exist

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