Spain 1728-S P 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 515
This specimen was lot 515 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 650 euro (about US$1,031 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1728. Sevilla. P. 8 reales. Buen ejemplar. Rara. MBC+. (Eight reales of 1728, Seville mint. Nice example, rare, choice very fine.)"
This type, the ancestor of the familiar pillar dollar of Latin America, is recorded in the SCWC for Spain for 1728-29. Both dates are tough. It is the first eight reales struck at Seville since 1718.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9313, Cal. 938, KM 336.3, Dav-1697.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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