Spain 1816-S CJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 532
This specimen was lot 532 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, Spain, November 2011), where it sold for 110 euro (about US$174 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1816. Sevilla. CJ. 8 reales. Atractiva. EBC-. (Eight reales of 1816, Seville mint. Attractive, nearly extremely fine.)"
By 1816, Napoleon was defeated and exiled to St. Helena to fabricate his legend. Ferdinand was reinstalled in Madrid and began taking condign revenge on his opponents, real and imagined. Rebellion and anarchy surged the length of Latin America. This standard bust of Ferdinand was used at Seville 1809-20.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 640, KM 466.4, Dav-323.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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