Spain 1814-M GJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 229
This specimen was lot 229 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 250 euro (about US$396 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1814. Madrid. GJ. 8 reales. Primer año de busto laureado. Parte de brillo original. Muy escasa así. EBC-/EBC. (Eight reales of 1814, Madrid mint, first year of laureate bust. Lustrous, very scarce thus, extremely fine.)"
In 1814, the Duke of Wellington, in command of British and Spanish units, defeated and expelled the French from Spain. Ferdinand was restored to Madrid and this issue commenced, to continue until 1830.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat available.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 503, KM 466.3, Dav-323.

Sources:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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