Valencia 1610 1/2 real

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 865
This specimen was lot 865 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €100 (about US$139 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ESPAGNE, Philippe III (1598-1621), AV demi-real, 1610, Valence. D/ B. couronné de f. R/ Ecu de Valence couronné, séparant la date. Très Beau. (Spain, Philip III, 1598-1621, gold half real of 1610, Valencia mint. Obverse: crowned bust facing; reverse: crowned arms of Valencia divides the date. Very fine.)"
This one year type is silver, not gold as stated in the auction description but the weight doesn't seem right for a half real.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 2,39 g.

Catalog reference: C.C.T. 454, Cayón no. 4425.


  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.
  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.

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