Is NGC Mistaken About This Spanish Real

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by bernard55, Mar 5, 2024.

  1. bernard55

    bernard55 Active Member

    OK, NGC authenticated this coin as a Spanish Real from 1474-1504 at the time of Ferdinand V & Isabel I and from the Seville mint. Here is the cert:


    The strange thing is that on the cert page, they list it as (1497-1504)D SPAIN SEVILLE - SQUARE D FERDINAND V & ISABEL I REAL

    Yet on the coin, they list it as (1497-1504)S SPAIN SEVILLE - FERDINAND V & ISABEL I REAL

    But in a cursory search, I see that this is what that real should look like:


    I think this coin looks more like it is a real from John I's time 1379-1390 but the obverse lettering does not seem to line up but is hard to tell. Here is that real:


    What do the experts think?
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  3. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    I think you're right. Good sleuthing!

    NGC is way off base attributing this coin to Ferdinand V and Isabel I.
  4. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    So very right! That looks to be a John I…imo…Spark
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