Spain 1622-To P 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24892
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This specimen was lot 24892 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 4 Reales, 1622-P. Toledo Mint. Philip IV (1621-65). NGC AU-55. Bold 4 digit date, full shield and cross. Toned and attractive." This type was struck 1621-40, 1651-55 at Toledo, Madrid, Valladolid, Segovia, Burgos, Cuenca and Seville and is much cheaper than the eight reales, either because more exist or because they are in less demand.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.73 g, .931 fine, this specimen 13.58 gms.

Catalog reference: Cayón-5994, KM-35.7; Cal-Type 164 #818.

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]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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