Spanish 1858 1 Real Silver Coin from Spain

This coin is thoroughly circulated, but has only honest wear. I’d grade it at VF20 (although European collectors would probably knock it down a grade on general principles).

Coin - Spain - 1 Reale 1858

Coin – Spain – 1 Reale 1858

The obverse shows Queen Isabel the Second in profile from the bottom of her neck up, facing to the right. Her hair is held up with a tiara and pulled back in a bun with a ribbon dangling down. The legend reads “Isabel 2 ^A/. Por La G*” from 7:00 to 11:00 & “De Dios Y La Const.” The date is at 6:00: “.1858.”

Coin - Spain - 1 Reale 1858

Coin – Spain – 1 Reale 1858

On the reverse, the Coat of Arms of Spain is centered, with the denomination on either side at 9:00: “1.” & at 3:00 “R^L/.” The legend reads “Reina De” from 7:00 to 11:00 & “Las España” from 2:00 to 5:00.

Identification code: KM-606.3 (1857-1864)

Date: 1858

Mint Mark: 8 sided star = Barcelona

Coin - Spain - 1 Reale 1858

Coin – Spain – 1 Reale 1858

Mintage: unknown (but fairly small)

Country of origin: Spain

Composition: 90% Silver

Size: ~15mm in diameter

Weight: 1.31 grams (0.038 oz ASW)

Estimated Value: $15 with silver at ~$27/oz (I probably paid too much for it, but, I like the coin)

Coin - Spain - 1 Reale 1858

Coin – Spain – 1 Reale 1858

 

Coin - Spain - 1 Reale 1858

Coin – Spain – 1 Reale 1858

 

One response to “Spanish 1858 1 Real Silver Coin from Spain

  1. Dennis M Sullivan

    Like the majority of collectors, I have modest means which means I carefully budget every month. If I really like a coin, I will “splurge” and buy it. I have familiarity with Mexican history but will have to learn more about this queen from Spain.

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