Mexico 1730-Mo R 4 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 248

This specimen was lot 248 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £300 (about US$465 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V (1724-1746), cob 4 reales, 1730 R, with clear date, mint and assayer's marks, very fine. Ex Pradeau Collection and Hendricks auction, lot 46." Cayón lists this date with assayer R or D whereas the SCWC mentions assayer R, F or G. This subtype was issued 1729-33 and was the last cob four reales from Mexico.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 13.41 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9045, KM 40a, cal. type 175, no. 1027.


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  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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