Spain 1852-S RD real

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28, lot 1203
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This specimen was lot 1203 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 (Winter Park, FL, November 2020), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "Seville, Spain, 1 real, Isabel II, 1852RD, PCGS MS65+. Beautifully rainbow toned (hence the "+" designation), particularly inside the obverse rim, but also boldly struck and practically devoid of marks, mostly muted luster." This type was struck at Seville 1850-52, just before the first decimal reform. Among other things, the reform dropped letter mintmarks and assayer's initials.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, .039 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal-320; KM-518.4, Cayón-16814.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 28, featuring the Dr. Peter Jones and John O'Brien collections, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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