Spain 1815-M GJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 230
This specimen was lot 230 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1815. Madrid. GJ. 8 reales. Leves golpecitos. Parte de brillo original. Escasa. EBC-. (eight reales of 1815, Madrid mint. Minor rim bumps, mint luster, scarce, about extremely fine.)"
In 1814, the French army was expelled from Spain after a six year war led by the Duke of Wellington. Ferdinand VII resumed the issue of the traditional eight reales at Madrid 1814-18 and 1823-30. The earlier dates aren't too rare tho scarce compared to Mexico or Peru.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat available.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 504, KM 466.3, Dav-323.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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