Chile 1790-So DA 8 reales

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Aureo sale 243, lot 739

This specimen was lot 739 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,100 € (about $1,662 including buyer's fees).

The catalog[1] noted,
"1790. Carlos IV. Santiago. DA. 8 reales. Busto de Carlos III. Ordinal IV. Leves rayitas en anverso. Pátina. Muy rara. (MBC+). (Eight reales of 1790, Santiago mint. Bust of Charles III but ordinal IV. Light marks on the obverse, toned, very rare, very fine plus.)"
This type was struck at Santiago 1789-91 and tho expensive, is not rare like prior types.

It is the transitional type this the bust of Charles III but struck in the name of Charles IV. Later dates with the proper bust of Charles IV are considerably cheaper.

Recorded mintage: 147,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 42, Cal. 734.


  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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