Spain 1617-Seg A+ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 123
The specimen shown was lot 123 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 2,900 euros (about $4,785 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1617. Segovia. &. 8 reales. 5 flores de lis. Muy bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara así. EBC+. (Spain, Eight reales of 1617, Segovia mint, variety with five fleurs-de-lys. Very nice, some original luster and rare thus; choice extremely fine.)
This type was issued at Toledo, Seville and Segovia 1610-21. Two varieties are listed for 1617, with or without punctuation in the date. The aqueduct was the mintmark for the Segovia mint until it closed in the 1840's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 4917, KM 28.3, Cal-156, Dav-4394.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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