8 Escudos - Luis I

8 Escudos - Luis I -  obverse8 Escudos - Luis I -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
King Louis I (1724)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1724-1725
Value 8 Escudos (128)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Cob
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53660
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 58
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering: LVDOVICVS I DEI G

Translation: Luis 1st by the grace of God

Reverse

Spain coat of arms

Lettering: HISPANIARVM ET INDIARVM REX

Translation: Of Spain and the Indies King

Comments

NOTE: No coins with full date are known by numismatic associations. So the bigger part of date and legend is present in the coin, the higher its value.

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.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1724-1725) Mo D Rare

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