Spain 1772-S CF 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 519
This specimen was lot 519 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 950 euro (about US$1,507 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1772. Sevilla. CF. 8 reales. Primer año de busto. Parte de brillo original. Pátina muy atractiva. Muy rara así. EBC-/EBC. (Eight reales of 1772, Seville, first year of bust type. Some luster, very attractive toning, very rare thus, extremely fine.)"
This type is recorded in the SCWC from Seville for 1772-79 and 1788. The SCWC lists the Madrid issues as rather scarcer than the Seville issues. All are very scarce, especially compared to the enormous output of the Latin American mints. The bust type was introduced to the Spanish mints in 1772.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12005, Cal. 1033, KM 414.2, Dav-1700.


  • [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.
  • 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.
  • 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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