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* Calicó, Xavier, ''Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001,'' Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.  
 
* Calicó, Xavier, ''Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001,'' Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.  
 
* <sup>[1]</sup>Cayon Subastas, ''Auction February 2012:  Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire'', Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
 
* <sup>[1]</sup>Cayon Subastas, ''Auction February 2012:  Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire'', Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
* Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.  
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* Michael, Thomas, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:30, 2 August 2020

Courtesy Cayon Subastas
The specimen shown was lot 533 in Cayon Subastas sale in Madrid, on February 4 2012, where it sold for 1,200 € (about $1,863 including buyer's fees). The catalog description [1] noted,
"Madrid. 8 reales. 1709. J. Anv. y rev. variante. Sin puntos entre DOMINE EXALTAVI ME. Cy9219 (1.500 €). Golpecitos en campo. Rayita en rev. MBC-, tono. Esta serie de busto, primera con el retrato de un rey español en un ocho reales desde las fallidas monedas de 1663, fue labrada en pleno centro de Madrid (Plaza de Santo Domingo) a finales de julio de este año. Al parecer, según Heiss, la acuñación duró sólo unos días al romperse los cuños que sin duda son de mano de artistas franceses puesto que los españoles (del Ingenio), José Fernández Barbúa y su yerno Antonio Sánchez Morato, alegaron, el primero, tener mal la visión y, el segundo, falta de práctica en el grabado de retratos. J es José Caballero que pasó al Ingenio después.(Madrid eight reales of 1709. Obverse and reverse varieties. Without dots between DOMINE EXALTAVI ME. Rim nicks. Scratches on reverse, about very fine, toned. This bust series, first with the image of a Spanish king on eight reales since the debased coins of 1663, was struck in the Plaza de Santo Domingo in Madrid at the end of July of that year. It appears, according to Heiss, that the mintage lasted only a few days before the dies were broken. They were crafted, without a doubt, by French artists working in place of the Spanish (Jose Fernandez Barbua and his associate Antonio Sanchez Morato), the first not having good vision and the second not having good skill at engraving images.)"

This type was issued at Madrid 1709 only. The succeeding type featured a crown and octolobe with no portrait. All the early eight reales of Spain are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.7859 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 281, Cayón-9219, Dav-1695.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Cayon Subastas, Auction February 2012: Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire, Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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