Spain 1814-C CJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 35
This specimen was lot 35 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 320 euro (about US$508 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1814. Cádiz. CJ. 8 reales. Parte de brillo original. Escasa. MBC+/EBC-. (eight reales of 1814, Cadiz mint. Mint luster, scarce, very fine to about extremely fine.)"
In 1808, the French army invaded Spain and by 1811 had overwhelmed most Spanish resistance. One holdout was the port of Cadiz, sustained by aid from the British navy. There the Supreme Junta issued eight reales of this type 1810-15.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat available.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 376, KM 466.2, Dav-323.


  • 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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