Spain 1864-Ba 25 centimos
"1864. Barcelona. 25 céntimos de real. Escasa. MBC+. (Twenty-five centimos de real, Barcelona mint, scarce, choice very fine.)"This Spanish twenty-five centimos of a real was part of the first decimal reform of 1850-64. In 1850, the twenty reales was reduced to 26.91 grams. This having proven unsatisfactory, the coinage was reformed again in 1864. The twenty reales was dropped in favor of a two escudos silver coin, reduced to 25.96 grams. This date, of a type struck at Barcelona 1863-64, is among the last to bear a traditional mintmark. During the 1850's, the regime changed the mintmark system to stars of various numbers of points. Unfortunately, the government, financially prostrate as usual, was unable to remint the old coins, which continued to circulate as before.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.
Catalog reference: KM 615.1, Cal. 588.
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