Spain (1479-1504)-S D 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33808
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This specimen was lot 33808 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand II & Isabella I 4 Reales ND (1469-1504) MS62 NGC, Seville mint. An interesting variety with a flipped reverse central design. Arrows pointing right, 'Square D' to the left. Toning highlights accent the devices." Isabel was queen of Castile 1474-1504; Ferdinand king of Navarre and Aragon 1479-1516; their joint rule of Spain dates 1479-1504.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 13.61 grams.

Catalog reference: Cal-211 var (Square D on opposite side of arrows), Cayón-2814 (square D on reverse, six arrows in bundle).

Source:

  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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