Spain 1718-S M 2 reales

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Áureo y Calicó sale 346, lot 1214
This specimen was lot 1214 in Áureo y Calicó sale 346 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €240 (about US$317 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1718. Felipe V. Sevilla. M. 2 reales. Rosetas de 5 pétalos acotando el escudo. Buen ejemplar. Ex Colección Javier Verdejo Sitges. Escasa. MBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Philip V, two reales of 1718, Seville mint, five petalled rosettes. Nice example, scarce, choice very fine.)"
This Spanish equivalent of a quarter dollar was struck at the Segovia mint 1716-29 during the latter part of the reign of king Philip V. The SCWC awards it a very low catalog value. The Spanish mints, Seville, Madrid and Segovia, were very active in striking this denomination. It is still scarce compared to the enormous output of the Latin American mints. The bust type was introduced to the Spanish mints in 1772. The Seville mint began milling two reales in this style 1718-27. Numerous varieties exist for 1718. This example features five-petalled rosettes around the date, denomination and mintmark.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 6.77 g, 0.903 fine silver, this specimen 6,22 g.

Catalog reference: KM 307, AC. 977, Cayón-8700.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 346: Colección Manuela Etcheverría, Colección Javier Verdejo Sitges, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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