Spain 1814-C SF 8 reales

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Aureo sale 269, lot 384
This specimen was lot 384 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €1,650 (about US$2,132 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"* 1814. Fernando VII. Catalunya (Mallorca). SF. 8 reales. Rarísima. MBC-/MBC. (Spain, Ferdinand VII, eight reales of 1814, Mallorca mint, extremely rare, about very fine.)"
In 1808, the French army invaded Spain and by 1811 had overwhelmed most Spanish resistance. One holdout was the port of Palma de Mallorca, sustained by aid from the British navy. There the Supreme Junta issued eight reales of this type 1811-14.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26,70 g.

Catalog reference: Cal. 384, KM 466.1, Dav-323.

Sources:

  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.

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