1695 Royal 8 Escudos Graded NGC MS 65

NGC has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City for royalty — only to be lost in a shipwreck on its way to Spain.

Only two examples of this issue are known, and this coin is the only one in private hands. It is a remarkable example of a “royal,” a Spanish colonial coin that was specially prepared for presentation to royalty.

“This is one of the most spectacular coins that NGC has ever graded,” said NGC Vice President Ken Krah. “It is truly a coin fit for a king.”

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