Spain 1734-M JF 4 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1222
The specimen shown was lot 1222 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 210 euros (about $346 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1734. Madrid. JF. 4 reales. Buen ejemplar. Escasa. MBC+. (Philip V, 1700-46, four reales of 1734, Madrid mint, nice example, scarce, choice very fine.)
This type was issued at Madrid 1728-40. While four reales of this period are half the price of the rare eight reales, they are still seven times the price of a bust four reales of the 1770's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9081, KM 337.1, Cal-1002.

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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • 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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