1772-1833 Spain Gold 2 Escudos NGC AU

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America's First Gold Coin

In the 1700s, before the U.S. Mint began to strike gold coins, almost every gold coin in circulation was the Spanish gold Escudo. These Spanish gold coins were granted legal-tender status by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. They are truly America's first gold coin! Gold Escudos were as popular with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin as they were with pirates who coveted the riches that gold symbolized.

The 2 Escudos gold coin was equal to four 8 Reales Silver Dollars. This coin was struck more than 180 years ago, in the era around the American Revolution to the first third of the 19th century. Most were worn out in circulation or melted for the precious gold, so they are scarcer today than they were even in America's early history. We've managed to accumulate only a few for this offer, each graded About Uncirculated (AU) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), so order now to avoid disappointment! Date varies between 1772-1833.

Year of Issue (Dates May Vary)
Country Spain
Composition Gold
Purity Mixed
Condition Uncirculated
Grade AU
Denomination 2.00
Currency Type Escudo
Coin Weight 6.77 Grams - g
Dimensions 22mm