Spain 1774-S CF 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 520
This specimen was lot 520 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 700 euro (about US$1,110 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1774. Sevilla. CF. 8 reales. Pátina. Rara y más así. MBC+/EBC. (Eight reales of 1774, Seville mint. Toned, rare thus, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is recorded in the SCWC from Seville for 1772-79 and 1788. The SCWC lists the Madrid issues as rather scarcer than the Seville issues. All are very scarce, especially compared to the enormous output of the Latin American mints. The bust type was introduced to the Spanish mints in 1772.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12026, Cal. 1035, KM 414.2, Dav-1700.

Sources:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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