The Silver Dollars of '60
Spain 20 Reales, 1860





Coin Details

Origin/Country: SPAIN 1848 TO DATE
Item Description: S20R 1860 MADRID
Full Grade: NGC AU 58
Owner: jgenn

Set Details

Custom Sets: The Silver Dollars of '60
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

In 1860 the silver crown of Spain had the denomination of 20 reales and with dimensions of 38mm, 26.291g (although mine is 25.88g) and 90% silver, it maintained the popular characteristics of the 8 reales from the previous century. The obverse shows the portrait of Queen Isabel II, eldest daughter of Ferdinand VII, who was proclaimed sovereign at the age of three upon her father's death in 1833. Her reign began in civil war instigated by her Uncle Carlos and ended with the revolution of 1868.

This is the more common variety, KM 609.2, with a mintage of 941,000 in Madrid.

I had the opportunity to photograph this coin in its raw state and was pleased to capture the colorful iridescence of the obverse.

From the Aureo & Calicó subastas in December of 2015.

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