Spain 1597-S B 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 512
This specimen was lot 512 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 600 euro (about US$952 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1597. Sevilla. B. 8 reales. Leyenda: OMNIUM. Rara. (MBC+). (Eight reales of 1597, Seville mint, OMNIUM in legend. Rare, very fine plus.)"
This type, a cob similar to those being minted in Latin America, may be contrasted to the machine-struck pesos being produced in Segovia.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.46 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-4058, Cal. 255, Dav-8480.

Sources:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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.

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