Chile 1806-So FJ 4 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 504
This specimen was lot 504 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €130 (about US$209 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1806. Carlos IV. Santiago. FJ. 4 reales. MBC-. (Charles IV, 1788-1808, four reales of 1806, Santiago mint, about very fine.)"
This specimen is one of a series struck 1792-1808 in Santiago, Chile, during the reign of Charles IV.

The opening of an enlarged Casa de Moneda in 1805 allowed the increase in mintages and this type is not rare. The Spanish were expelled in 1817. Some colonial types were restruck by the republicans during the early 1820's but it is unlikely the four reales was included. No republican four reales is known to exist.

Recorded mintage: 20,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 905, KM 60.


  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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