Spain 1761-M JP 4 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 429
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 429 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €131 (about US$210 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1761. Carlos III. Madrid. JP. 4 reales. Rara. MBC-. (Charles III, 1759-88, four reales of 1761, Madrid mint. Rare, almost very fine.)"
This type is listed for Madrid in 1760-61 and for Seville 1761 only. No additional four reales would be struck in Spain until the issue of the portrait type in 1772.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11691, KM 396.1, Cal. 1103.

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, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • 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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