Spain 1729-S P 4 reales

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 289

This specimen was lot 289 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $773.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales "double pistareen," Philip V, 1729P, very rare provenance, NGC AU details / saltwater damage. Beautiful salvage piece with very sharp details (more like UNC in our estimation) and elegant toning over semi-lustrous surfaces, typically slightly off-center on an oversized flan (struck on a roller press). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of December 1985 (NYINC), lot #783. NGC #4740413-001. Recovered from: Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa." This type was struck at Madrid 1728-40, Segovia 1728-29 and Seville 1728-29. It is listed as somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver.

Catalog reference: CT-1150; KM-337.2. Cayón-9041.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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