Spain (1479-1504)-S D 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31848
reverse image is upside down (cross should be at top)

This specimen was lot 31848 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand & Isabella 8 Reales ND (1474-1504)-S VF35 NGC, Seville mint. Obv. Crowned arms of Castille and Leon dividing S mintmark and o over VIII. Rev. Arrows and yoke with assayer's mark in upper right field. A very nice VF example with full legends and only minute doubling." Isabel was queen of Castile 1474-1504; Ferdinand king of Navarre and Aragon 1479-1516; their joint rule of Spain dates 1479-1504. Many varieties exist fo this type (Cayón-2841 thru -2849) plus additional production at Toledo and Burgos. Cayón-2843 = square "D" to right of bow of ribbon on the reverse and the mintmark "S" to left of shield on obverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 26.61 g.

Catalog reference: Cal-187, Cayón-2843, Dav-8470.


  • 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 and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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