Spain 1620-MD G 8 reales
This specimen was lot 21379 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 8 Reales, 1620-G. Madrid Mint. Philip III (1598-1621). NGC AU-50. VERY SCARCE two-year type. Very well struck on a broad flan displaying nicely impressed details as well as a 4 digit date, bold mint mark and assayer's letter. Quite a prize for the advanced collector. Attractive toning with excellent eye appeal." This cob was issued from Madrid 1620-21. Similar cobs were produced at Seville, Valladolid, Toledo and Segovia. Segovia also issued milled 8 reales.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.46 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW; this specimen 25.18 g.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- 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.