Spain 1772-Seg maravedi

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Aureo sale 261, lot 425
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 425 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, Spain, July 2014), where it sold for €110 (about US$176 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1772. Carlos III. Segovia. 1 maravedí. Atractiva. EBC-. (Charles III, 1759-88, one maravedi of 1772, Segovia mint. Attractive extremely fine.)"
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 one maravedi was worth 1/272 of a dollar; history does not record the reason for the odd division. This type was struck in Segovia 1772-75 and in Madrid 1770-71 and was accompanied by copper four, two and eight maravedis. The type is not rare but scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10930, KM-405.2, Cal. 1926.


  • 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, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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