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Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D between yoke and arrows, mintmark to ri

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Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D between yoke and arrows, mintmark to ri
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Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D between yoke and arrows, mintmark to right, denomination to left, legends ending in GRAC and ARA, NGC AU 58, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-578; Lopez de la Fuente-I5.1.3.2. Impressively broad, round and evenly struck, with all details full and sharp (including the Latin legends) and in choice high grade with luster and minimal wear (no toning). While this coin bears the name and design of Ferdinand and Isabel, it was actually struck in 1560-66 in tribute to the prior regents; until the three-known Mexican Charles-Joanna 8 reales of 1538 were discovered, this Spanish issue was considered the first 8 reales ever made, and it is still quite popular today. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 15 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). NGC #4465611-001.