Spain 1823-B SP 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This Spanish four reales was struck at the Barcelona mint in 1822-23. The catalog price is low for specimens in circulated condition. Unlike the traditional four reales, which was half a peso, this coin was worth only a fifth of a peso.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.41 g, .903 fine silver, .157 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15600, KM 562.1.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, ‘’Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed.’’, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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