1639 Spain Philip IV Gold Cob 4 Escudos NGC MS62 Finest Known & Only Example

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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.


Issuer Spain

King Philip IV (1621-1665)

Type Standard circulation coin

Years 1629-1665

Value 4 Escudos (64)

Currency Real (1497-1833)

Composition Gold (.917)

Weight 13 g

Diameter 27 mm

Thickness 1 mm

Shape Round

Technique Roller milled

Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓

Demonetized Yes

Number N# 57122 Help

References KM# 56


Crowned arms

Script: Latin



Cross in quatrefoil

Script: Latin

Lettering: HISPANIARVM REX 1629


Mintmark of Royal Mint of Spain (MD) Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)

Coin Highlights:

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.

Calico Type-112.