Spain 1737-M JF 4 reales

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Aureo sale 261, lot 325
This specimen was lot 325 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €170 (about US$273 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1737. Felipe V. Madrid. JF. 4 reales. Pátina. Golpecitos, pero buen ejemplar. Escasa. (MBC+). (Philip V (1700-46), four reales of 1737, Madrid mint. Toned, tiny nicks but still an acceptable example. Scarce, very fine or better.)"
This type was issued at Madrid 1728-40. While four reales of this period are half the price of the rare eight reales, they are still seven times the price of a bust four reales of the 1770's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9103, KM 337.1, Cal. 1004.


  • 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, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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