The Coins of Queen Isabel II


of Spain 1833 - 1868

The Book

The Coins of Queen Isabel II of Spain covers the political and numismatic history of Spain during the era of Queen Isabel II and provides an extensive catalog of coins and medals issued during her reign.

- Nominated for the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) 2018 Book Prize.

- Nominated for the Numismatic Literary Guild Book of the Year 2018.

- Featured on Coin Week December 15, 2017.

- Presented in the American Numismatic Society Magazine 2017 Issue 4.

In this book you will find:

-a history of Spain leading up to and during Isabel's reign

-a brief biography of Isabel II

-Royal Decrees and numismatic history that give context to the coins of Isabel's reign

-information about each mint, assayer, and engraver

-a section on collecting and authenticating coins of Isabel II

-an extensive catalog of coins, patterns, fantasies, and medals of Isabel II from Spain, Philippines, and Cataluña - the catalog includes photos of each coin type, listing by mint and date, rarity and valuations, and pertinent historical and collecting details in each entry

If you have an interest in the coinage and turbulent history of mid-19th century Spain, this book is for you.

Hardcover 8.5 x 11, 288 pages, full color (Limited printing of 250 books)    

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There is now a detailed study of the Coins, Patterns, and Medals of Queen Isabel II:

Below are updates issued by the author in PDF format that may be downloaded and printed for insertion into the book.

2020 Update: Philippine Countermarks, Philippine Patterns