1639 Spain Philip IV Gold Cob 4 Escudos NGC MS62 Finest Known & Only Example
1639 R Spain Philip IV Gold Cob 4 Escudos NGC MS62 Finest Known.
This example is the Finest Known and only example certified by NGC.
Gold Spanish Cobs often lived a fairly short life and were often heavily circulated when available or were melted and recoined upon being received. This example is the finest known of this type graded through NGC.
King Philip IV (1621-1665)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 4 Escudos (64)
Currency Real (1497-1833)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 13 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Technique Roller milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 57122 Help
References KM# 56
Lettering: PHILIPPVS IIII D G
Cross in quatrefoil
Lettering: HISPANIARVM REX 1629
Mintmark of Royal Mint of Spain (MD) Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)
Spain Gold 4 Escudo Cob from the time of the Spanish Empire.
NGC encapsulation guarantees the coin’s MS-62 condition.
Obverse: Features the coat of arms of King Philip IV
Reverse: Depicts the Cross of Jerusalem.