As I get ready for surgery tomorrow I am sharing these new gold coins that just came in from a close friend. They are really cool and my first gold coins older than the 20th Century. Did not pay a ton for them. Just thought I would share. Maybe in the near future I will get more into world gold as it is much more affordable (and interesting IMO) than the US gold. Feel free to post your Spanish gold below! 1792 1 Escudo, Madrid mint, MF, Carolus IIII. Pretty worn down and has a light cleaning; but still has luster left in devices. About the size of a Capped Bust dime. 1788 1/2 Escudo, Madrid mint, M, Carolus III. Type 2 shield Very worn with old mount and damage. Payed a few dollars over melt for this one. Same size as a US half dime. 1783 1/2 Escudo, Madrid mint, JD, Carolus III. Worn with somewhat better details especially on the reverse. Has some damage on the top right. I like the strong denticles on this one.