Spain 1740-M JF 1/2 real

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Aureo sale 261, lot 283
This specimen was lot 283 in Aureo sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €60 (about US$96 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1740. Felipe V. Madrid. JF. 1/2 real. (Cal. 1801). Buen ejemplar. MBC+. (Philip V, 1700-46, half real of 1740, Madrid mint. Nice example, very fine or better.)"
This type is listed from Madrid for 1730-31, 1733-40 and 1745-46 and is common. Seville also produced this type 1731-38.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-8287, KM 350.1, 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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