Spain 1590-G F 8 reales

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Aureo sale 242, lot 103
The specimen shown was lot 103 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 2,600 € (about $4,037 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,

"Felipe II (1556-1598). 1590. Granada. F. 8 reales. Adornos entre escudo y corona. Suave pátina de monetario. Bellísima. Ejemplar extraordinario. Muy rara y más así. EBC. (Philip III (1598-1621), eight reales of 1590, Granada mint. Decorations between shield and crown. Smooth toning, beautiful, extraordinary example, very rare thus, extremely fine.)"

This type is from Granada, one of the smaller mints of Spain. It is hammered.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.47 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-8476, Cal. 132, Cayón no. 4002.

Source:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 1st ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.

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