Spain 1762-S JV 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1288

This Spanish equivalent of the pillar dollar is a one year type struck at the Madrid and Seville mints. The SCWC lists it as the most available of all eight reales prior to the 1790's. It is still very scarce, especially compared to the enormous output of the Latin American mints. The bust type was introduced to the Spanish mints in 1772. This specimen was lot 1288 in Aureo sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 800 euros (about $1,320 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted, "1762. Sevilla. JV. 8 reales. Buen ejemplar. Escasa. MBC+. (Eight reales of 1762, Seville mint; nice example, scarce, choice Very Fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 399.2, Cal. 1032, Dav-1699.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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