Spain 1847-Seg 4 maravedis

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Aureo sale 233, lot 50
The specimen shown was lot 50 in Aureo y Calico sale 233 (Barcelona, April 2011), where it sold for 140 euros (about US$233 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1847. Segovia. 4 maravedís. Bella. Brillo original. EBC+/S/C-. (Four maravedis of 1847, Segovia mint, handsome, original luster, choice extremely fine to about 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. This four maravedis was worth 2/17 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 eight maravedis. The type is not scarce and this mint is the commonest of the three.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 530.3, Cal-533.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, COLECCIÓN ANASTASIA DE QUIROGA, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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