Spain 1843-Seg 8 maravedis

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 415
This specimen was lot 415 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €700 (about US$924 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1843. Isabel II. Segovia. 8 maravedís. Bellísima. Brillo original. Ex Colección Manuela Etcheverría. Rara así. S/C. (kingdom of Spain, Isabel II, eight maravedis of 1843, Segovia mint. Exquisite, original luster, rare thus, uncirculated.)"
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. The 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 Barcelona 1837-50 and was accompanied by copper one, two and four maravedis. The type is not scarce and this mint is the commonest of the three.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: copper, this specimen 9,61 g.

Catalog reference: KM 531.3, Cayón-16726, AC. 130.


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  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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