Majorca 1821 30 sueldos

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 4565
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4565 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain. 30 Sous, 1821. Emergency Issue (1821-1823). Ferdinand VII. Issued for Palma de Mallorca. Originally toned and well struck. PCGS graded EF-40." The circumstances of this issue are not clear; the issues of 1808 were made while Spanish patriots were in retreat from Napoleonic invasion.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón-16045, Dav-326; C-L53.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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