Spain 1747-Seg maravedi
This specimen is from the Segovia mint (the mintmark is an aqueduct to the left of the shield obverse). The Spanish mints feature large issues of a variety of copper coins which did not circulate at all in the Spanish American colonies. In the predecimal system which obtained until 1847, 34 maravedis = one real of silver. This one maravedi was worth 1/34 of a real; history does not record the reason for the odd division. This type was struck in Segovia and Madrid 1745-47 and was accompanied by copper two and four maravedis. It was the first of the denomination since 1720 (KM 317).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10135, KM 368.
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