Spain 1621-MD V 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24891
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This specimen was lot 24891 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 4 Reales, 1621-V. Madrid Mint. Philip III (1598-1621). NGC EF-40. Date runs off the flan, only the bottoms of the numerals are visible. Nice strike with a full shield and cross. Toned." This type was struck 1615, 1620-21 for Philip III. It is substantially rarer than similar four reales cobs were also struck at Seville, Valladolid, Granada, Segovia and Toledo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.73 g, .931 fine, this specimen 13.64 g.

Catalog reference: KM-33.2; Cal-Type 74 #216, Cayón no. 4831.


  • 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]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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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