Spain 1635-Seg R 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 134
The specimen shown was lot 134 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 1,500 euros (about $2,475 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1635. Segovia. R. 8 reales. Bella. Rara y más así. EBC. (Eight reales of 1635, Segovia mint. Beautiful and rare thus; extremely fine.)
This type was issued intermittently at Segovia 1632-60. Two error varieties are noted for 1635; with obverse legend misspelled "PHILIPXXS" and with the reverse legend misspelled "HISPANIARAM." Even the normal issue shown here is rare and expensive. 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: Cayón no. 6310, KM 111, Cal-574, Dav-4409.

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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • 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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