Spain 1803-S CN 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 528
This specimen was lot 528 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 470 euro (about US$745 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1803. Sevilla. CN. 8 reales. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara y más así. EBC-/EBC. (Eight reales of 1803, Seville mint. Handsome, some luster, rare thus, extremely 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. 778, 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.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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