Anchored by the Santa Fe Collection, which includes an astounding 26 dates, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to offer the most extensive group of Spanish Colonial-Era Chilean 8 Reales in decades in their annual official auction at the 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Perhaps the most challenging series within Latin American numismatics, a Chilean collection of this extent has not been offered at public auction since Ponterio and Associate’s 1991 sale of the Viceroy Amat Collection.
Presented in the January 2020 sale from the very rare period of Ferdinand VI (1746-1759) and Charles III (1759-1788) is an amazing run of nine different dates. These include an iconic Pillar Dollar and a 1789-dated issue that was struck posthumously in the name of Charles III and is considered the finest of the few known. Also rare–although not as rare as the earlier types on a relative basis–is an array of 16 coins offered from the reigns of Charles IV (1788-1808) and Ferdinand VII (1808-1821). On the whole, several coins are considered one of only a handful known, with even more qualifying as the finest known. Legendary pedigrees in the series–such as Norweb, Viceroy Amat, Johnson, Faistauer, and Freeman Craig–are also abundant.
Other Highlights Include:
- Lot 20214: CHILE. 8 Reales, 1777-So DA. NGC VF-35. The Finest of Three Recorded.
- Lot 20215: CHILE. 8 Reales, 1779-So DA. NGC AU-58. An Outstanding Near-Mint Example.
- Lot 20216: CHILE. 8 Reales, 1781-So DA. NGC VF-35. The Only Example Certified.
- Lot 20223: CHILE. 8 Reales, 1789-So DA. NGC EF-45. Transitional Charles IV Type – The Only Example Graded by NGC.
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To view our upcoming auction schedule and future offerings, please visit StacksBowers.com where you may register and participate in this and other forthcoming sales.
We are always seeking coins, medals, and pieces of paper money for our future sales, and are currently accepting submissions for our next Collectors Choice Online auction will be in February 2020. Following that, our next showcase auction will be our Official Auction of the Hong Kong Show in March 2020—a monumental event that will mark our 10th anniversary of auctions in Asia! If you would like to learn more about consigning, whether a singular item or an entire collection, please contact one of our consignment directors today at 800-458-4646 or by email at [email protected] and we will assist you in achieving the best possible return on your material.