Spain 1823-B SP 20 reales

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25595
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 25595 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII 20 Reales 1823 Barcelona-SP, MS62 NGC. Fully lustrous with light gray toning and no flaws worthy of mention, Very scarce in this condition." This type was struck 1822-23 in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. Barcelona is the scarcest of the three mints.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 563.1, Cayón-16074.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • 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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