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Spain (mint uncertain), 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, "Maria" type (1686-99).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:280.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 500.00 USD
Spain (mint uncertain), 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible,  Maria  type (1686-99).
SOLD
400.00USDto Invictus1976+ (76.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 19:42UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Spain (mint uncertain), 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, "Maria" type (1686-99). KM-206. 21.21 grams. Somewhat triangular flan with full cross above monogram, bold full shield, parts of king's name and ordinal in legend but typically crude with flat areas, nicely toned Fine. This brief issue resulted from a monetary reform in 1686 in which a new mainland Spanish standard of 21.9 grams per 8R was introduced. The "Maria" moniker clearly refers to the central design of a cross-topped MA monogram, which probably stands for the Queen Mother, Maria Anna of Austria, who acted as regent for most of Charles' reign.