Spain 1859-Seg 10 centimos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 344
The specimen shown was lot 344 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 120 € (about $186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
Isabel II (1833-1868). 1859. Segovia. 10 céntimos de real. Muy bella. Brillo original. Escasa así. S/C-. (Isabel II, 1833-68, ten céntimos de real of 1859, Segovia mint. Very nice, original luster, scarce thus, about uncirculated.)
This type was struck in Segovia 1854-64. It is one of the last coins to bear the aqueduct mintmark used since the sixteenth century. 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.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón-16597, KM 603, Cal. 605.


  • 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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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