Spain 1636-Seg R 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 507
This specimen was lot 507 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 640 euro (about US$1,015 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1636. Segovia. R. 8 reales. La V de PHILIPPVS esta sobre una V invertida. Sirvió como joya. Rara. (MBC/MBC+) (Eight reales of 1636, Segovia mint, with the 'V' of 'PHILIPPVS" over an inverted 'V'. Removed from jewelry, rare, very fine or better.)"
This type, an early machine struck coin of Spain, is recorded in the SCWC for 1632-60. All dates are scarce. Assayer R is recorded for 1621-36. The arms of Spain on the obverse bear the escutcheon of Portugal, ruled by Spain 1580-1640.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.46 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6320, Cal. 579, KM 111, Dav-4409.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.

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