Spain Gold Half Escudo Charles III Madrid 1788 Proclamation Coin
In 1800, the Governor of the Colony of New South Wales issued a proclamation fixing the values of certain circulating coinage. This was known as the'Proclamation' and it was done in an effort to retain coinage in the fledgling colony and stop it being removed by traders. Governor King proclaimed that certain circulating coinage would have a value above the actual intrinsic or circulating value of the coin itself. So for example, the 1787 Great Britain Shilling was proclaimed to have a value of 1 shilling and 1 pence. Proclamation coins were the first legal tender in the Australian Colonies. This is your chance to own one of these collectors items which played such an important part in the history of Australia.
The item "Spain Gold Half Escudo Charles III Madrid 1788 Proclamation Coin" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Europe\Spain". The seller is "zulu5486" and is located in Deception Bay, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Europe
- Year: 1788
- Composition: Gold
- Denomination: Escudo
- Mint Marked: Yes
- Era: 1700s