Spain 1729-Seg F 8 reales

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Courtesy Cayon Subastas
The specimen shown was lot 651 in Cayon Subastas sale in Madrid, on February 4 2012, where it sold for 2,700 € (about $4,193 including buyer's fees). The catalog description [1] noted,
"Segovia, Ingenio. 8 reales. 1729. F. Hojita en el escudo. Casi EBC+, restos de brillo original. Suave tono. (Segovia 8 reales, 1729-F. Leaf on the shield. Almost about uncirculated, remains of original luster, soft toning.)"
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-9320, 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: 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]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.
  • 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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