Spain 1828-M AJ real
This specimen was lot 31708 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $552. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VII Real 1828 M-AJ MS66 NGC, Madrid mint. Sensational quality for the issue, exhibiting frost-white luster in the fields and light sprinkling of color on both sides that mostly clings to the raised surfaces. Essentially no marks are visible with the naked eye! Presently the single finest graded example of the date and type at NGC." This type was struck in Madrid (shown here) 1815-33, in Seville 1830-33 and in Cadiz 1813 only. Lower in fineness than contemporary Latin American issues, they were discounted in international trade. Tho priced fairly cheaply in the SCWC, this type is very difficult to find at U. S. coin shows.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .812 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 462.3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.