Spain 1824-Seg 2 maravedis
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 two maravedis was worth 1/136 of a dollar; history does not record the reason for the odd division. This type was struck in Segovia 1816-33 (note the aqueduct mintmark) and was accompanied by copper one, four and eight maravedis. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition. This specimen was lot 580 in a recent Soler y Llach sale (Barcelona, January 2010).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 437.1.
- 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.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.