Spain 1776-S CF 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 204
The specimen shown was lot 204 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 1,700 euros (about US$2,805 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1776. Sevilla. CF. 8 reales. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Muy rara. EBC. (Eight reales of 1776, Seville mint; very attractive and rare, with some original luster, extremely fine.)
This type was issued at Seville 1772-79 and 1788. While the bust issues of Charles III are more available than earlier octolobe types, they are still scarce and pricey.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.47 g, .903 fine silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12043, KM 414.2, Cal-1038, Dav-1700.


  • 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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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