Spain 1727-Seg F 8 reales

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Courtesy Cayon Subastas
The specimen shown was lot 649 in Cayon Subastas sale in Madrid, on February 4 2012, where it sold for 1,650 € (about $2562 including buyer's fees). The catalog description [1] noted,
"Segovia, Ingenio. 8 reales. 1727. F. Cordoncillo sin completar de fábrica. EBC, restos de brillo original. Tono. Curiosa anomalía que permite entender la fuerza de la máquina que era manejada por un solo hombre a un solo brazo. (Segovia 8 reales, 1727-F. Edging not completed. Remains of original luster. Toned. Curious anomaly that allows the viewer to understand the force of the screw press that was operated by one person and one arm.)"
This type was issued at Segovia 1727-1729. All the early eight reales of Spain are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.7859 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 336.1, Cayón-9305, Dav-1697.

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]Cayon Subastas, Auction February 2012: Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire, Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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