Spain 1624-Seg R 8 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 233
This specimen was lot 233 in Aureo y Calico sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €340 (about US$545 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1624. Felipe IV. Segovia. R. 8 reales. Rayitas. Fecha y ceca perfectas. Muy rara. (MBC-). (Philip IV (1621-65), eight reales of 1624, Segovia mint. Scratches, date and mintmark clear, very rare, about very fine.)"
This type was issued intermittently at Segovia 1621-28 and 1642, simultaneously with milled eight reales. 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: KM 75, Cal. 552, Dav-4407, Cayón no. 6215.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • 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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