Spain 1824-M AJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 237
This specimen was lot 237 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 600 euro (about US$952 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1824. Madrid. AJ. 8 reales. Pátina atractiva. Rara. MBC+. (Eight reales of 1824, Madrid mint. Attractive toning, rare, choice very fine.)"
By 1824, Napoleon was dead and Ferdinand was securely on his throne. Most of Spain's American colonies had secured their independence tho the fighting in Peru continued. This standard bust of Ferdinand was used at Madrid 1814-30.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a scarce date.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 512, KM 466.3, 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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