Spain 1682-Seg M 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 147
The specimen shown was lot 147 in a Aureo y Calico sale (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 2,300 euros (about $3,795 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1682. Segovia. M. 8 reales. Puntos al inicio y al final de leyenda anverso. Con el escusón de Portugal. Muy bella. Brillo original. Muy rara así. EBC+ (Eight reales of 1682, Segovia mint, variety with dots in obverse legend, with the arms of Portugal. Very nice, original luster and rare thus; choice extremely fine.)
This type was issued at Toledo and Segovia 1679-85. Two varieties are listed for 1682, with rosettes or dots in legend (shown here). 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. 7591, KM 191.3, Cal-407, Dav-4416.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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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