SPAIN 4 maravedis 1842 Segovia mint


SPAIN, Isabel II, 1833-68, 4 maravedis, 1842 aqueduct, Segovia mint, copper, KM530.3, VF

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Isabella became Queen of Spain at the age of three, Her reign was contested by her uncle, Carlos. There were several military attempts by Carlos to seize power, all crushed by the army, which supported the Queen. There was intrigue and turmoil throughout her reign, and she was forced to abdicate during the “Glorious Revolution.”

Spanish towns were issuing coins in the days of the Greeks and Phoenicians. The united kingdom began with Ferdinand and Isabella and lasted, with interruptions, until today.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of anarchy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.