Spain 1841-S RD 10 reales

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Aureo sale 233, lot 444
This specimen was lot 444 in Aureo y Calico sale 233 (Barcelona, April 2011), where it sold for 2,100 euros (about US$3,497 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1841. Sevilla. RD. 10 reales. Brillo original. Bellísima. Rara y más en esta conservación excepcional. S/C-. (Ten reales of 1841, Segovia mint, beautiful patina, extremely rare in this exceptional condition, about Uncirculated.)"
This type was struck for Spain in Seville 1841-43 and Madrid 1840-45. This specimen is a better date tho none are common. It is the first ten reales struck since 1821 (KM 560).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 135.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW (same size as the old four reales).

Catalog reference: KM 585.2, Cal. 234.


  • 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: 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, COLECCIÓN ANASTASIA DE QUIROGA, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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