Chile 1788-So DA 4 reales

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6159
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6159 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $517. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHILE. 4 Reales, 1788-DA. Charles III (1759-88). NGC VF Details--Environmental Damage. VERY SCARCE, with most examples of this type being well worn or damaged. Even dark tone and quite presentable." This type was issued from Santiago 1775-89 and is rare.

Recorded mintage: 41,000 for 1788-89.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-34.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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