1756 Gold Half Escudo PCGS AU 50

$2,498.00 USD

The Half Escudo coin was part of Spain's currency during the reign of King Ferdinand VI, who ruled from 1746 until 1759. The Escudo was a gold coin that had been in circulation since the 16th century and was a key currency in Spain's vast empire.

The obverse of the coin features the right-facing profile of Ferdinand VI with the inscription "FERDINAND * VI * D * G *", which stands for "Ferdinand VI, by the grace of God".

The reverse shows the crowned arms with the inscription "HISPANIARUM * REX * P * S * J *", meaning "King of the Spains".