Spain 1731-M JF 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen is one of a type issued at Madrid 1728-34 and 1740. This type was also minted at Segovia and Seville. Milled coinage commenced in Spain in the 1580's but was not introduced to Latin America until the 1730's, soon after this specimen was struck. 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-9334, KM 336.2, 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.
  • 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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