Spain 1714-M J 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 156
The specimen shown was lot 156 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 1,600 euros (about $2,640 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1714. Madrid. J. 8 reales. Anv.: PHILIPPUS. Escudo con lises pequeños. Insignificante defecto de acuñación en canto. Magnífica. Muy rara y más así. EBC/EBC+. (Eight reales of 1714, Madrid mint; smaller shield, insignificant edge defect, magnificent and rare, choice extremely fine.)
This type was issued at Madrid 1711-16. The preceding type had a smaller 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-9251, KM 291, Cal-683, Dav-1693.


  • 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, 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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