Spain 1812-C SF 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 41381
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This specimen was lot 41381 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 8 Reales, 1812-C SF. Catalonia Mint. NGC VF-30. Four year type. Perfect for the grade with even wear and very few marks over attractive gray surfaces. A RARE mint, this date is valued at $1,700 in VF-20 condition in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Our first offering of this date. In 1808, the French army invaded Spain and by 1811 had overwhelmed most Spanish resistance. One holdout was the port of Palma de Mallorca (on the Balearic Islands), sustained by aid from the British navy. There the Supreme Junta issued eight reales of this type 1811-14."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-466.1; Dav-323.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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