Gibraltar James Spittle's Two Quartos 1820

James Spittle's Gibraltar copper two quartos dated 1820. Obverse: Nice view of lion seated to left with paw on city key and legend: “PAYABLE AT JAMES SPITTLE'S GIBRALTAR”. Reverse: View of church with legend: “VALE DOS QUARTOS 1820”. These were issued by James Spittle, a local merchant, in an attempt to alleviate the local shortage of small denomination currency. Twenty-four quarts made up one real. Nice collectable condition for type with a little staining and a few light edge bruises, see photograph.

KM Gibraltar No: Tn.9. Diameter 28.1mm. VF. £50.00

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