Spain 1711-M J 8 reales

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Aureo sale 242, lot 158
The specimen shown was lot 158 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 5,500 € (about $8,539 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1711. Madrid. J. 8 reales. Anv.: PHILIPPVS V D G . Rev.: HISPANIARUM REX 1711. Bellísima. Preciosa pátina de monetario. Rarísima así. S/C-. (Eight reales of 1711, Madrid mint; large shield, handsome, lustrous, rare, about uncirculated.)
This type was issued at Madrid 1710-16. The preceding type featured a narrower crown. All the early eight reales of Spain are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.47 g, .903 fine silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9231, KM 291, Cal-684, Dav-1693.

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, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.

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