Spain 1842-M maravedi
This specimen from the Madrid mint was lot 659 in a Soler y Llach sale (Barcelona, January 2010). 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 Jubia, Segovia and Madrid 1842-43 and was accompanied by copper two, four and eight maravedis. The type is not scarce but this mint is rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 525.2.
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