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Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * to right of arrows, mintmark S to left of shie

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:1,500.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * to right of arrows, mintmark S to left of shie
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1,700.00USDto R*********8+ (297.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 Oct 30 @ 18:11UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * to right of arrows, mintmark S to left of shield, rare variety with GRAN (Granada) in legend, Pellicer i Bru Plate Coin. CT-unl (Type 188). 13.23 grams. Choice, broad-flan specimen with all legends and inner details full and well struck, XF+ with lovely old toning all over, important pedigree. Note: The planchet for this is not broad simply by caprice or whim; rather it is intentionally broad, for the engraver at the time stuffed the die with more legend lettering than on any other, in any denomination. The difference is the listing of the regions encompassed by the king and queen's joint rule, which in full would read CASTEL (Castile) LEGIONIS (Leon) ARAGON GRANADA. Even the largest 8R do not show all of these names and typically stop before Aragon, with significant abbreviations along the way. Plate Coin #26 in Pellicer i Bru's El Medio Duro (1971).