Spain 1776-Seg 8 maravedis

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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 eight maravedis was worth 1/34 of a dollar; history does not record the reason for the odd division. This type was struck in Segovia 1772-88 and in Madrid 1770-71 and was accompanied by copper one, two and four maravedis. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a slightly better date.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11009, KM-408.2.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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