Spain 1728-Seg F 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 509
This specimen was lot 509 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 1,600 euro (about US$2,538 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1728. Segovia. F. 8 reales. Pátina. Flan grande. Bella. Rara y más así. EBC+/EBC (Eight reales of 1728, Segovia mint, Toned, large planchet, handsome, rare thus, choice extremely fine.)"
This type, the ancestor of the familiar pillar dollar of Latin America, is recorded in the SCWC for 1727-29. This is the most available of the three dates. The Segovia mint ceased striking eight reales for Spain after this issue. Assayer F is recorded for 1719-32.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-9311, Cal. 915, KM 336.1, 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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