Spain 1737-S PJ 4 reales

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 1664

The specimen shown was lot 1664 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $383.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales "double pistareen," Philip V, 1737PJ. 12.9 grams. Choice VF+ with contrasting toning, no problems." This type was issued at Seville 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-9107, KM-356; CT-1157.

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]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 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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