Spain 1740-M JF 8 reales

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Courtesy Cayon Subastas
The specimen shown was lot 545 in Cayon Subastas sale in Madrid, on February 4 2012, where it sold for 340 € (about $528 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Madrid. 8 reales. 1740. JF. Cy9418 (este mismo ejemplar) Hojitas saltadas en campo anv. y rev. MBC-. Último año. (Madrid 8 reales 1740-JF. Struck-through objects on obverse and reverse. About very fine. Last year of issue.)"

This type was issued at Madrid 1728-1740. 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 336.2, Cayón-9418 (plate coin), 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.
  • [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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