Spain 1860 20 reales 7 point star

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Aureo sale 238, lot 543
This specimen was lot 543 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 160 euro (about US$254 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1860/50. Sevilla. 20 reales. Rara. MBC. (Twenty reales of 1860/50, Seville mint. Rare, very fine.)"
This Spanish twenty reales de vellon was struck in Seville during the middle years of Isabel II (1833-68). This type was struck in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville 1856-64. Instead of the traditional "M" and "S" mintmarks the issues are distinguished by six, seven or eight pointed stars on the reverse (for Madrid, Seville and Barcelona). The overdate is note listed in the SCWC. Unfortunately, the government, financially prostrate as usual, was unable to remint the old coins, which continued to circulate as before.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 26.29 g, .900 fine silver, .761 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-17220 (overdate), Cal. 198, KM 609.3, Dav-334.

Sources:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • 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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