Spain 1590-G F 4 reales
This specimen was lot 23693 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. 4 Reales, 1590-G F. Granada Mint. Philip II. PCGS AU-55 Gold Shield. A beautiful cob, preserved in remarkable condition for its age, with a bold strike that ensures a crisp date and old-time toned surfaces that hold instances of rainbow-hued iridescent tone within the recesses of the reverse cross design. A coin that certainly merits strong competition for type ownership as such." This four reales is listed as common. It was struck at Granada 1590-98.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.73 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 13.61 g.
Catalog reference: Cayón-3815, Calico-197/298.
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- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.