Spain 1847-S RD 80 reales

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 435
This specimen was lot 435 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €700 (about US$924 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1847. Isabel II. Sevilla. RD. 80 reales. Bella. Brillo original. Ex Colección Isabel de Trastámara 29/10/2015, nº 1368. Rara así. S/C-. (kingdom of Spain, Isabel II, eighty reales of 1847, Seville mint. Handsome, original luster, rare thus, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck at Barcelona, Madrid and Seville (shown here) 1837-49 in sufficient numbers that it is one of the more common Spanish gold coins of the period. It is the same size as the old two escudos struck in Ferdinand's time.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, this specimen 6,84 g.

Catalog reference: KM 578.3, Cayón-17345, AC. 753.


  • 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, ‘’Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed.’’, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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