SPAIN 1 ESCUDO 1516-56 "CHARLES & JOANNA" NGC 58 PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE
Spain 1 Escudo 1516-56 "Charles and Joanna" NGC 58! It has been a while since we've had a Spain 1 escudo for sale, they have become increasingly hard to get, especially with good details! This piece has a gorgeous strike and luster to it. The Shield sides are almost never this clear on these Spain 1E's.
Joanna, aka 'Joanna the Mad,' was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella (who are featured on Spain's 1476 issue (2 excellente gold piece). Christopher Columbus got his funding from Ferdinand and Isabella for his explorations into the New World! Joanna had a brother (Ferdinand), however he died at only 19 so Joanna inherited her parents kingdoms (Castiles & Argon).
Also fascinating to think about, this coin was struck during the time Spanish Conquistador "Cortez" was conquering Mexico (making his first trip in 1517, second trip in 1518 and final trip in 1519).
Johanna was the daughter of the “Unifiers” of the Spanish Kingdom, Ferdinand and Isabella. Johanna was crowned Queen in title only as she was mentally deficient and unable to rule alone. For this reason, Johanna “shared” her rule with her son Charles I. Charles I was the first of the Spanish Kings to be named an heir to the Hapsburg House of Austria as King Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. Charles was an industrious leader, he worked hard to encourage the expansion into the New World, and to establish better relations between the Spanish and the Natives.
Joanna (1479-1555) was historically known as 'Joanna the Mad'. She was the nominal Queen of Castile from 1504 and Queen of Aragon from 1516 to her death in 1555. She was married by arrangement to Philip the Handsome, Archduke of Austria of the House of Habsburg in 1496. Following the death of her brother, John, Prince of Asturias in 1497, her elder sister Isab ella in 1498, and her nephew Miguel in 1500, Joanna became the heir presumptive to the crowns of Castile and Aragon. When her mother, Queen Isabella I of Castile, died in 1504, Joanna became Queen of Castile. Her father, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, proclaimed himself Governor of Administrator of Castile.
In 1506 Archduke Philip became King of Castile as Philip I, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in the Spanish kingdoms, and died that same year. Despite being the ruling Queen of Castile, Joanna had little effect on national policy during her reign as she was declared insane and confined in the Royal Convent of Santa Clara in Tordesillas under the orders of her father, who ruled as regent until his death in 1516, when she inherited the kingdom as well. From 1516, when her son Charles I ruled as king, she was nominally co-monarch but remained confined until her death. Joanna's death resulted in the personal union of Spain and the Holy Roman Empire, as her son Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, also became King of Castile and Aragon. xx