Spain 1745-M AJ 1/2 real

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Aureo sale 269, lot 198
The specimen shown is a Spanish half real (or half croat) struck in 1745 at the Madrid mint, of a type issued 1730-46. None were issued at Madrid 1741-44. Assayer AJ is recorded for the years 1745-1746. This specimen was lot 198 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €42 (about US$55 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1745. Felipe V. Madrid. AJ. 1/2 real. MBC. (Spain, Philip V, half real of 1745, Madrid mint, very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.049 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1,31 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-8311, KM 370.1, Cal. 1802.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.

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