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

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70322
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This specimen was lot 70322 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 1/2 Real, ND (1474-1504)-S. Seville Mint. Ferdinand & Isabel. NGC VF-30. Obverse: Bundle of arrows; Reverse: Bow with star and S. A wholesome and decently toned example of this minor." This fairly common type was also struck at Granada, Burgos, Toledo, Segovia, Cuenca and Coruña in a multitude of varieties. The catalog number assigned below is for the variety with the mintmark "S" on one side only and an eight-pointed star.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 1.57 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-2599, Cal-Type 244 #469.


  • 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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