Spain, Seville Mint, from the dawn of the age of exploration of the Western Hemisphere. Ferdinand and Isabella financed the voyages of Columbus to America. This coin is a little wavy and worn, but has better portraits of the two rulers than you will find on many better preserved (Mint State) examples. Not all coin die engravers were created equal. Or, if they were, they didn’t all do as good a job as each other. In their joint reign, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon have been known as the’Catholic Monarchs’ since the title was bestowed upon them by Pope Alexander VI in 1494. Their accomplishments are still remembered today, some for the better, such as authorizing the exploratory journeys of Christopher Columbus; and some for the worse, such as establishing the dreaded Spanish Inquisition. The item “1474-1504 NGC AU55 GOLD COIN Spain 2 Escudo Ferdinand & Isabella 1 Excelente” is in sale since Friday, March 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain”. The seller is “depositlaw” and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: AU 55
- Year: 1474 to 1504
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Gold
- Denomination: Two Escudo
1598, Spain, Philip II. Certified Gold 4 Escudos Cob Coin. Certified and graded by NGC as AU-53! Obverse: Coat of arms of the Spanish line of the House Habsburg. Mint letter (S) above mint mark (Gothic P) to left. Legend: PHILLIPVS ° II ° DEI GRATIA. Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem within quatrefoil with invereted leaf terminals. Annulets in outer fields. All within pelleted border. Legend: + HISPANIARVM REX. For your consideration a rare 4 escudos gold cob coin, struck under Philip II of Spain between 1556 and 1598 at the Spanish mainland mint of Seville. A magnificent and valuable specimen, and a great addition! The first coinage of the New World and what comes to mind when we think of Pirate Treasure are pieces of eight. These first coins, often called cob coins, were made from roughly cut planchets (blanks) by striking them with hand dies. The word Cobb comes from a simplification of the Spanish phrase, Cabo de Barra, which translates as, from a bar. After the coins are struck, they are weighed by an assayer who cuts off any excess Silver which is why most coins have some of the impression cut away. The Cobb coin, like anything that is no longer available is becoming very scarce and hence more valuable. The few remaining Coins are the last vintage of the glory days of pirates and Treasure hunting and are fast disappearing into private hands. Philip II of Spain Spanish. 21 May 1527 â 13 September 1598 was King of Spain as. In Aragon and Portugal as Philip I Portuguese. During his marriage to Queen Mary I, he was King of England and Ireland and pretender to the kingdom of France. As heir to the Duchy of Burgundy, he was lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. Known in Spanish as “Philip the Prudent”. , his empire included territories in every continent then known to Europeans and during his reign Spain was the foremost Western European power. Under his rule, Spain reached the height of its influence and power, directing explorations all around the world and settling the colonisation of territories in all the known continents including his namesake Philippine islands. However, he was also responsible for four separate state bankruptcies in 1557, 1560, 1575, and 1596; precipitating the declaration of independence which created the Dutch Republic in 1581; and the disastrous fate of the 1588 invasion of England. Philip was born in Valladolid, the son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain, and his consort, Isabella of Portugal. He was described by the Venetian ambassador Paolo Fagolo in 1563 as slight of stature and round-faced, with pale blue eyes, somewhat prominent lip, and pink skin, but his overall appearance is very attractive. ” The Ambassador went on to say “He dresses very tastefully, and everything that he does is courteous and gracious. The item “1598, Spain, Philip II. Certified Gold 4 Escudos Cob Coin. Seville. NGC AU-53″ is in sale since Thursday, February 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification Number: 3934829-011
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: AU53
1621, Spain, Philip III. Beautiful Gold 2 Escudos Cob Coin. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-63! Weight: 6.72gm Material: Gold! Obverse: Cross potent within polylobe, without inward-facing leaflets. Reverse: Crowned Spanish coat-of-arms. Mint initial (S) above assayer letter (B) in left field. Was the King of Spain and King of Portugal and the Algarves, where he ruled as Philip II of Portugal Portuguese. , from 1598 until his death. His chief minister was the Duke of Lerma. Philip III married Margaret of Austria, sister of Emperor Ferdinand II, and like her husband, a member of the House of Habsburg. Born in Madrid, the son of Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife (and niece) Anna, daughter of the Emperor Maximilian II and Maria of Spain. He shared the viewpoints and beliefs of his father, including his piety, but did not inherit his industry. The diligent old king had sorrowfully confessed that God had not given him a son capable of governing his vast dominions, and that he had foreseen that Philip III would be led by his servants. This assessment ultimately proved correct. In the view of historian J. Elliott, his “only virtue appeared to reside in a total absence of vice”. The new king put the direction of his government entirely into the hands of his favourite, the Duke of Lerma, Francisco Goméz de Sandoval y Rojas, and when he fell under the influence of Lerma’s son, Cristóbal de Sandoval, the Duke of Uceda in 1618, he trusted himself and his states to the new favourite. Unlike his father, Philip was not interested in the day-to-day business of government. He spent many months each year travelling to different palaces with his court, away from the government centre. His household costs rose enormously at a time of falling income. He died at Madrid on. The story told in the memoirs of the French ambassador Bassompierre, that he was killed by the heat of a. (a pan of hot charcoal), because the proper official to take it away was not at hand, is a humorous exaggeration of the formal etiquette of the court. The item “1621, Spain, Philip III. Beautiful Gold 2 Escudos Cob Coin. Assayer B! NGC MS63″ is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Gold!
- Certification Number: 4790540-009
- Certification: NGC
- Denomination: 2 Escudos
- Grade: MS63