Spain 1825-S JB 4 reales

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Aureo sale 269, lot 382
This specimen was lot 382 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €60 (about US$78 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1825. Fernando VII. Sevilla. JB. 4 reales. Fecha rara. BC+/MBC-. (Spain, Ferdinand VII, four reales of 1825, Seville mint, rare date, fine to very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1818-33 for Seville, 1814-30 for Madrid and 1812 for Cadiz. It is the last full weight four reales; subsequent four reales were struck to the de vellon standard of 5.41 g. The SCWC does not recognize this as a rare date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13,35 g.

Catalog reference: Cal. 816, KM 476.3.

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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