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[[Image:Spain H3037-30730o.jpg|300px|thumb|Heritage sale 3037, lot 30730]]
 
[[Image:Spain H3037-30730o.jpg|300px|thumb|Heritage sale 3037, lot 30730]]
[[Image:Spain H3037-30730r.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries]]
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[[Image:Spain H3037-30730r.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries; this example may actually be from Segovia]]
 
[[Image:Spain S43-3756.jpg|550px|thumb|Sincona sale 43, lot 3756]]
 
[[Image:Spain S43-3756.jpg|550px|thumb|Sincona sale 43, lot 3756]]
  
The first specimen was lot 30730 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Enrique IV gold Castellano (Enrique d'oro) ND (1454-74)-S MS62 NGC, Seville mint. A handsome example, as well as a conditional rarity, this early gold type presents pleasing design motifs atop antiqued-golden surfaces. The rampant lion displays some ghosting but the reverse imagery of the three-towered castle is superb. A choice specimen worthy of much attention." The second specimen was lot 3756 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 2,600 CHF (about US$3,103 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[2]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SPAIN, Königreich, Enrique IV. 1454-1474 Castellano o. J. Sevilla. Selten. Vorzüglich.'' (kingdom of Spain, Henry IV, 1454-74, undated castellano, Seville mint. Rare, Extremely fine.)"</blockquote> The gold coinage of Spain prior to the rule of the Catholic Kings is rare. A half ''castellano'' also exists. Friedberg notes this type for Cordoba, Cuenca, Segovia, Seville and Toledo. Cayón notes that it had a face value of 485 maravedis.
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The first specimen was lot 30730 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Enrique IV gold Castellano (Enrique d'oro) ND (1454-74)-S MS62 NGC, Seville mint. A handsome example, as well as a conditional rarity, this early gold type presents pleasing design motifs atop antiqued-golden surfaces. The rampant lion displays some ghosting but the reverse imagery of the three-towered castle is superb. A choice specimen worthy of much attention." The second specimen was lot 3756 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 2,600 CHF (about US$3,103 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[2]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SPAIN, Königreich, Enrique IV. 1454-1474 Castellano o. J. Sevilla. Selten. Vorzüglich.'' (kingdom of [[Spain]], Henry IV, 1454-74, undated castellano, Seville mint. Rare, Extremely fine.)"</blockquote> The gold coinage of [[Spain]] prior to the rule of the Catholic Kings is rare. A half ''castellano'' also exists. Friedberg notes this type for Cordoba, Cuenca, Segovia, Seville and Toledo. Cayón notes that it had a face value of 485 maravedis.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown.
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''Specification:'' 4.6 g, gold; the second specimen 4.57 g.  
 
''Specification:'' 4.6 g, gold; the second specimen 4.57 g.  
  
''Catalog reference:'' Fr-113, [[Spanish and Spanish colonial coins listed by Cayón number|Cayón no. 1577]].
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''Catalog reference:'' Fr-113, [[Spanish and Spanish colonial coins listed by Cayón number|Cayón-1577]].
  
 
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* [[Castile (1406-54)-S dobla Fr-112]]
 
* [[Castile (1406-54)-S dobla Fr-112]]
* [[Spain (1454-74)-B 1/2 real|(1454-74) half real, Burgos mint]]  
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* [[Spain (1454-74)-S 1/4 real]], Seville mint
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* [[Spain (1454-74) 1/4 real]], Coruña mint
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* [[Spain (1454-74)-B 1/2 real|(1454-74)-B half real, Burgos mint]]
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* [[Spain (1471-74)-C real|(1471-74)-C real, Cuenca mint]]
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* [[Castile and Leon (1465-68)-S dobla Fr-119]]
 
* [[Spain (1471-74)-Seg 1/2 enrique Fr-117|(1471-74) half ''enrique de la silla'', Segovia mint]]
 
* [[Spain (1471-74)-Seg 1/2 enrique Fr-117|(1471-74) half ''enrique de la silla'', Segovia mint]]
 
* [[Spain (1475-97)-S 2 castellano Fr-147]]
 
* [[Spain (1475-97)-S 2 castellano Fr-147]]

Latest revision as of 15:53, 12 August 2020

Heritage sale 3037, lot 30730
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries; this example may actually be from Segovia
Sincona sale 43, lot 3756
The first specimen was lot 30730 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Enrique IV gold Castellano (Enrique d'oro) ND (1454-74)-S MS62 NGC, Seville mint. A handsome example, as well as a conditional rarity, this early gold type presents pleasing design motifs atop antiqued-golden surfaces. The rampant lion displays some ghosting but the reverse imagery of the three-towered castle is superb. A choice specimen worthy of much attention." The second specimen was lot 3756 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 2,600 CHF (about US$3,103 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"SPAIN, Königreich, Enrique IV. 1454-1474 Castellano o. J. Sevilla. Selten. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Spain, Henry IV, 1454-74, undated castellano, Seville mint. Rare, Extremely fine.)"
The gold coinage of Spain prior to the rule of the Catholic Kings is rare. A half castellano also exists. Friedberg notes this type for Cordoba, Cuenca, Segovia, Seville and Toledo. Cayón notes that it had a face value of 485 maravedis.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.6 g, gold; the second specimen 4.57 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-113, Cayón-1577.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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