Spain 1855-Ba 8 maravedis

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Aureo sale 232, lot 331
This specimen was lot 331 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 300 euros (about US$495 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1855. Barcelona. 8 maravedís. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara así. EBC/EBC+. (Eight maravedis of 1855, Barcelona mint. Nice, lustrous, rare thus, choice Extremely Fine.)"
This is a very late date for this pre-decimal denomination and from a mint that did not normally strike this denomination. This type was struck at Jubia 1836-50 and at Barcelona (shown here) 1852-58. It varies from the earlier type (KM 512) by the addition of the word "CONST" in the obverse legend.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón-16743, KM 531.1, Cal. 470.


  • 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, 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, COLECCIÓN ANASTASIA DE QUIROGA, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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