Spain 1798-S CN 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 527
This specimen was lot 527 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 300 euro (about US$476 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1798. Sevilla. CN. 8 reales. Suave pátina. Buen ejemplar. MBC+. (Eight reales of 1798, Seville mint. Smooth toning, nice example, choice very fine.)"
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: Cal. 774, KM 432.2, Dav-307.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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