Spain 1841-B PS 80 reales

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25564
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25564 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Isabel II gold 80 Reales 1841 B-PS, MS62 NGC, two-year type, exceptionally choice with radiant luster and little evidence of contact. An example that deserves specialist attention." The type was issued for Spain from Barcelona, Seville and Madrid 1837-49. It is the same size as the old two escudos struck in Ferdinand's time. A small head variety (KM A579) also exists for this date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 578.1, Cayón-17317.


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  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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