Spain 1813-M IG 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 227
This specimen was lot 227 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 1,200 euro (about US$1903 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1813. Madrid. IG. 8 reales. Busto desnudo. Parte de brillo original. Bella. Rara y más así. EBC. (Spain, Eight reales of 1813, Madrid mint, bare bust. Some luster, handsome, rare thus, extremely fine.)"
In 1812-13, the Duke of Wellington, in command of British and Spanish units, briefly captured Madrid. During that period, this scarce type was issued.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15900, Cal. 500, KM 477, Dav-324.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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