Spain (1497-1504)-G 1/2 real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70321
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This specimen was lot 70321 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2020), where it sold for $110. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 1/2 Real, ND (1474-1504)-G. Granada Mint. Ferdinand & Isabel. NGC VF-30. Obverse: Bundle of arrows; Reverse: Bow with G. Rather deeply toned, this charming example would appear to be a bit conservatively graded, offering a light degree of handling and a solid strike." This fairly common type was also struck at Seville, Burgos, Toledo, Segovia, Cuenca and Coruña in a multitude of varieties. The catalog number assigned below is for the variety with the mintmark "G" on one side only and aseven arrows in the bundle.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 1.67 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-2571, Cal-Type 241 #447.


  • 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]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The May 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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