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Medieval Spain Ferdinand and Isabella 1/2, 1, 4, 10 and 20 Excelente  1474 to 1504
Medieval Spain Ferdinand and Isabella 1/2, 1, 4, 10 and 20 Excelente 1474 to 1504

In their joint reign, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon have been known as the 'Catholic Monarchs' since the title was bestowed upon them by Pope Alexander VI in 1494. Their accomplishments are still remembered today, some for the better, such as authorizing the exploratory journeys of Christopher Columbus; and some for the worse, such as establishing the dreaded Spanish Inquisition.

These gold coins come in various denominations as listed below:
1/2 excelente: 3.5 grams, 21 mm in diameter
1 excelente: 7.0 grams, 29 mm in diameter
4 excelentes: 14.0 grams, 33 mm in diameter
10 excelentes: 35.2 grams, 42 mm in diameter
20 excelentes: 70.4 grams, 55 mm in diameter

1/2 EXCELENTE:
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $1750

1 EXCELENTE:
worn: $500
well preserved: $2000

4 EXCELENTES:
worn: $5000
well preserved: $20,000

10 EXCELENTES:
worn: $50,000
well preserved: $250,000

20 EXCELENTES:
worn: $200,000
well preserved: $600,000

Only worn specimens of the half and whole excelente denominations are available to the common collector. The larger coins are much scarcer and only rarely seen even at prestigious auctions. Be wary of fakes - only buy from sellers you know and trust.

The values above are all catalog values. Please see our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 17145 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Daniel Mills, Tue, 03-Jun-2014 11:09:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 03-Jun-2014 14:11:28 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 20-May-2016 01:07:07 GMT
Requester description: Side 1 Devices: Facing busts of Ferdinand and Isabella? in a circle of dots. 8 pronged star just above them with 4 equi-distant dots. 'S' sign with 4 equi-distant dots between them. Inscription read 'FERNANDVS o ET o ELISABET o DIEGRA?IA o REX o'. The '?' is unreadable. Side 2 Devices: Eagle? over shield. Shield split into 4. SW & NE are filled with 6 vertical lines, though some lines then make a diagonal cross with 2 stars inside. The NW & SE parts are sectioned into a further 4 parts with insignia inside. Inscription a little hard to with my untrained eye. Something like 'SVDoVMBRAoALARVMTVARVM'. None
Tags: medieval spain ferdinand isabella isabel 1 2 4 10 20 excelente excellent midieval mediaeval espana spainish hispanarvim hispan espanas hispanarvm hispaniarum hispanirvm spanich hispanarium hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola hispa spai hispaniarvm ferd frd furdinand ferdinandvs ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin isdabel isabell isabela circle dots dot 8 pronged trident star sign inscription monogram fernandvs fernandus et elisabet elizabeth diegra rex eagle shield filled fill 6 vertical lines line diagonal cross stars parts part insignia eye circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled cirlce circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed beaded period dotted beading beads pionts point periods points bead thonged thong forks ptichfork trisul pitchfork fork triton prongs pitch pittchfork starrs signs signers signed signing script leters letter monograms initial scripts inscrption initals calligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials fernando elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth rexf rexm rexano rexind rexetiniae rexx rexetind eaglets egals eaglea eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel arms sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon arm shelid coat crested crest chevron creast shields vertically verticle lined lining diagonals diagonally eyes king queen kings roi rois rey queem queens people two crown tiara hawk falcon pearl person peuple peoples peple persons crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera pearls

  

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