Spain 1788-M M 4 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 430
This specimen was lot 430 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €95 (about US$152 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1788. Carlos III. Madrid. M. 4 reales. Escasa. MBC-/MBC. (Charles III, 1759-88, four reales of 1788, Madrid mint. Scarce, about very fine.)"
The Madrid mint struck this type 1772-84 and 1788. For 1788, two assayers are recorded, M (scarce) and MJ (common). Seville also contributed 1772-82 and 1788.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, 0.896 fine silver, 0.390 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 413.1, Cal. 1118.


  • 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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