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Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales  1812 to 1833
Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales 1812 to 1833

King Ferdinand VII ruled Spain between 1808 and 1833 and his likeness appears on old Spanish reales with those dates. These coins circulated freely in the New World and were used in the United States often.

There are many numismatic (coin collector) nuances about old Spanish coins and our value listings show only average, typical values. If your coin is in very good shape, has pleasant eye appeal, and perhaps carries special mint marks or initials, it might be worth more than the values shown below. Find a knowledgable collector or coin dealer and discuss your coin with him or her.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Denominations were 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 reales. You can tell the denomination you have by looking for annotations such as 2R, 4R, 8R, and so forth, and by measuring the diameter of your coin, as shown below.

1/2 REALES: 14mm diameter
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40

1 REAL: 19mm diameter
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50

2 REALES: 25mm diameter
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $45
coins dated 1812 with SF initials are worth about three times these values
coins dated 1811 and 1812 with GS initials are worth about three times these values

4 REALES: 32mm diameter
worn: 25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $200
coins dated 1809 with SF initials are worth about twice these values
coins dated 1810 and 1814 with C and SF initials are worth about three times these values

8 REALES: 38mm diameter
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $600
coins with SF initials are worth about three times these values

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 8387 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: kika, Fri, 05-Aug-2011 00:51:11 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:27:17 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:27:17 GMT
Requester description: 1833 ON THE FRONT PART SAY: FERDIN VII DEL GRATIA 1833 BACK: HISPANARIUM REX. 2 AJ R/M
Tags: spain 1 2 4 8 reales real reale part ferdin ferdinand vii del gratia hispanarium hispaniarum rex aj parts frd furdinand ferdinandvs ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan grattia hispanarvim hispanarvm hispaniarvm man crown shield lion castle coat arms tiger tiara coats crests insignia crest creast lions cougar crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera

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