Spain 1627-Seg P 2 reales
This two reales was issued by the Segovia mint in Spain during the reign of Philip IV. This well struck, nicely centered coin may be contrasted with the crude cobs being minted at the Latin American mints, where screw presses were not installed until the 18th century. The type was struck at Segovia 1627-29 and 1652-59 as well as at Toledo. Two reales cobs were minted at Seville and Madrid during this period. This specimen was lot 866 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $115. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. Felipe IV, 1621-1665. 2 Reales, 1627 P. Segovia. Crowned shield. Rv. Castles and lions in lobate frame. Striae on both sides are apparently the result of roller die production. Choice Extremely Fine."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, .201 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón no. 5849, KM 93.1.
- 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.
- 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.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.