Spain 1850-M CL 20 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 242
Aureo sale 233, lot 482
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 242 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, Spain, November 2011), where it sold for 270 euro (about US$428 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1850. Madrid. CL. 20 reales. Escasa. MBC/MBC+. (Twenty reales of 1850, Madrid mint. Scarce, very fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 482 in Aureo & Calicó sale 233 (Barcelona, April 2011). Both are examples of a rather scarce one year type struck in Seville and Madrid in 1850 only. THis date comes with or without a dot under the "A" in "2A". Both are shown here. Another type with a different hairstyle, KM 593.1, is much more available as it was struck 1850-55.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-17185 (with dot), Cayón-17186 (without dot), Cal. 170, KM 592.1, Dav-332.


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