Spain 1600(v) D 8 reales
This specimen was lot 21375 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $930. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 8 Reales, 1600-D. Valladolid Mint. Philip III (1598-1621). NGC AU-50. RARE 3 year type. Struck on a broad nearly round flan. The mintmark (five pennants on a pole), assayer and first two digits of the date are bold, the last 2 digits of the date are very weak. Nice shield and cross, toned and attractive." Davenport does not list any eight reales for the Valladolid mint during the reign of Philip III yet this date is listed in Cayón.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.46 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cal-201, KM-37.5; Cayón-4853.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.