Spain 1620-Seg A+ 8 reales
This coin was lot 9523 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $833.75. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 8 Reales, 1620-A+. Segovia Mint. Philip III (1598-1621). 'V' in PHILIPPUS inverted 'A.' One small planchet flaw, toned EXTREMELY FINE." This type was struck in Segovia 1610-21; all dates are scarce to rare. Simultaneous with these handsome milled coins, the Toledo, Seville and Madrid mints were issuing cobs.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver.
- 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, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.