Spain 1614-Seg AR 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 504
This specimen was lot 504 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 1,100 euro (about US$1,745 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1614. Segovia. AR. 8 reales. 4 flores de lis. Rara. MBC+. (eight reales of 1614, Segovia mint, four fleur-de-lys. Rare, choice very fine.)"
This type, an early machine struck coin of Spain, is recorded in the SCWC for 1610-21. This date is scarce, verging on rare. The arms of Spain on the obverse bear the escutcheon of Portugal, ruled by Spain 1580-1640.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 152, KM 28.3, Dav-4394, Cayón no. 4904.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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