Spain 1651-Seg I 8 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 236
This specimen was lot 236 in Aureo y Calico sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €460 (about US$738 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1651/30. Felipe IV. Segovia. I. 8 reales. (). Acuñacion levemente desplazada. Hojitas. Rara. (MBC-). (Philip IV (1621-65), eight reales of 1651 over 30, Segovia mint. Slightly off center strike, planchet defects, rare, about very fine.)"
This type was issued intermittently at Segovia 1632-60, simultaneously with cob eight reales. Several overdates are recorded for 1651. 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: KM 111, Cal. 581, Dav-4409, Cayón no. 6429.

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, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • 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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