Chile 1794-So DA 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31233
Chile 1794 4 reales rev H3029-31233.jpg

This specimen was lot 31233 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos IV 4 Reales 1794 So-DA, AU50 NGC. Attractively toned with deep blue flashes on the reverse. The bust details are well-struck, and abundant mint luster resides in the legends. Scarce grade for this denomination." This type was issued from Santiago 1792-1808 and, tho not common, is much less rare than preceding types.

Recorded mintage: 17,000.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-60.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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