1747, Ferdinand VI of Spain. Beautiful Gold ½ Escudo Coin.
Mint Year: 1747
Denomination: ½ Escudo
Mint Place: Madrid (crowned M)
Assayers: Jose Tramullas y Ferrer (J)
Material: Gold (.917)
Obverse: Bust of Ferdinand VI right, date (1747) below.
Legend: FERDINDINAND * VI * D * G * 1747 *
Translation: "Ferdinand VI by the Grace of God, 1747."
Reverse: Crowned spanish shield with arms of Castile (Castle) and León (Lion) above mint initial (crowned M) of the Madrid mint.
Legend: HISPNIARUM * REX * J * (crowned M) * *
For your consideration a nice gold ½ escudo coin, struck at the spanish mainland mint of Madrid during 1747.
Ferdinand VI, (23 September 1713 – 10 August 1759), King of Spain from 9 July 1746 until his death. He was the fourth son of the previous monarch Philip V and his first wife Maria Luisa of Savoy. Ferdinand, the second member of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty, was born in Madrid on 23 September 1713.