Spain 1592-S I 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31741
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31741 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe II Cob 4 Reales 1592-S, VF25 NGC. Variety with full 4 digit date. Nicely toned with a clear S mintmark." Cayón lists this cob type for Segovia in 1590-97. At some point, the Segovia mint adopted the aqueduct as its mintmark.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, 0.931 fine.

Catalog reference: Cayón-3837.


  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2011.

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