Spain 1854-Seg 25 centimos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25842
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This specimen was lot 25842 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Isabel II Proof 25 Centimos 1854 Segovia, Proof 65 RB NGC Dr. Ruby Collection, highly attractive with flashy surfaces and red-orange mint luster. Rare in Proof, we sold a similar example in our January 2010 NY auction for $1725." This type was struck in Barcelona 1863-64 and Segovia 1854-64. In 1850, the twenty reales was reduced to 26.91 grams and the copper maravedis dropped in favor of 1/20, 1/10 and 1/5 reales. Unfortunately, the government, financially prostrate as usual, was unable to remint the old coins, which continued to circulate as before. The coinage would be reformed a second time in 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common. The SCWC mentions no proofs.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: Cayón-16672, KM 615.2, Cal. 591.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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