Spain 1862 20 reales 7 point star
"1862. Sevilla. 20 reales. Ligera incisión en anverso. Parte de brillo original. Rara. MBC+/EBC-. (Twenty reales of 1862, Seville mint. Light cut on obverse, partial luster, rare, choice very fine to extremely 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 a better date.
Specification: 26.29 g, .900 fine silver, .761 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cal. 200, KM 609.3, Dav-334.
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