Spain 1662-M R 8 maravedis
The specimen shown was lot 532 in Sedwick internet sale 2 (Winter Park, FL, June 2012), where it sold for $___. The catalog description noted, "Trujillo, Spain, copper 8 maravedis, Philip IV, 1662M. Bold strike enhanced by light tan sediment on fields, off-center reverse, AXF overall." This type was issued from Trujillo, Toledo, Valladolid and Cuenca 1661-64. The cataloguer placed this coin from Trujillo from the presence of a ligatured "TR" at the base of the shield. The 16 maravedis was silvered; we can't tell if this specimen ever had a silver coating.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: copper, this specimen 2.2 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-5432, KM-165; CT-1640.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
- Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.