Spain 1651-MD A 8 reales
This specimen was lot 25816 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Felipe IV cob 8 Reales 1651 Madrid A, Calbeto 292, KM-39.4, AU55 NGC. Nice shield and coat of arms with full assayers initial and the last two digits of the date readable. Scarce in this condition." This type was struck at Madrid 1641-59 for Philip IV of Spain while the Segovia mint was producing milled coinage.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.46 g, .931 fine silver, .821 troy oz ASW.
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