Spain 1625-Seg R 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24894
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This specimen was lot 24894 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 8 Reales, (16)25-R. Segovia Mint. Philip IV (1621-65). NGC VF-30. Crude strike but with clear "25" of date, mint mark and assayer's letter. Toned." This cob type was struck at Segovia 1621-62 along with cobs from Toledo, Seville, Burgos (1651 only), Cuenca (1651 only) and Madrid. Segovia also produced milled eight reales using roller dies during this reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.47 g, 0.931 fine silver, this specimen 27.42 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6224, KM-39.5; Cal-Type 120 #553, Dav-4407.

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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