Spain 1831-S JB real
The first specimen was lot 910 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $302.50. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN, Reino de España. Fernando VII. Second reign, 1813-1833. AR Real. Sevilla (Seville) mint. Joaquin Degado Diaz and Benito de Roxas, assayers. Dated 1831 S JB. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Choice lustrous BU with just a few darker spots on the obverse. One graded higher in MS 66." This type was struck in Madrid 1815-33, in Seville (shown here) 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, this specimen Ø19 mm, 2.93 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 462.4.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.