Spain 1718-S M 4 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 333
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 333 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €161 (about US$258 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1718. Felipe V. Sevilla. 4 reales. Anv.: DEI G. Armas de Borgoña con dos flores de lis. Ex HSA, nº 27139. MBC. (Philip V (1700-46), four reales of 1718, Seville mint. Obverse with Bourbon arms and fleur-de-lys. Ex Hispanic Society of America, no. 27139, very fine.)"
This type was issued in Seville in 1718 only for Philip V. The SCWC lists the type as common, especially the "retrograde 4" variety. Many varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-8996 (Austria to the left, normal '4', four bars in Burgundy), Cayón-8999 (Austria to the right, normal '4', four bars in Burgundy), KM 309, Cal. 1143.

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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