Spain (1497-1504)-S D real

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72771
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This specimen was lot 72771 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. Real, ND (1469-1504)-S. Seville Mint. Ferdinand and Isabella. NGC AU-53. Gothic D assayer. Featuring a charming tone and a pleasing strike, this specimen is a decided cut above most encountered for the type. Immensely appealing, especially given the pedigree. Ex: Pittman Collection." Cayón devotes 133 catalog numbers to the various varieties of this type, struck at seven mints: Burgos, nos. 2618-2631, Coruña, nos. 2632-2639, Cuenca, nos. 2640-2653, Granada, nos. 2654-2674, Segovia, nos. 2675-2693, Seville, nos. 2696-2726, Toledo nos. 2731-2750. This example has a square D and an "S" on the obverse and six arrows in the bundle on the reverse. There are also 2, 4 and 8 reales with this design.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón-2726, Cal-377.


  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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