Spain 1792-S CN 8 reales
This specimen was lot 35040 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV 8 Reales 1792 S-CN VF. Seville mint, assayer, CN. Nicely toned with a sharp strike. A very seldom encountered type." This specimen should have sold for more but was likely held back by the obverse scratch. This type is recorded in the SCWC from Seville for 1788-1808. All are scarce 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-13861, KM 432.2, Dav-307.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
- 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.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.