CoinWeek Podcast #86: Patrick O’Connor on the Coinage of Isabella II – Audio
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Patrick O’Connor has just published a great reference on the coinage of Queen Isabella II of Spain, a 19th-century monarch who ruled over a Spanish Empire that was greatly diminished compared to its heyday as a global colonial power.
Through her coinage we can discover so many things about the difficult headwinds she faced as Queen. We discuss metallic money, the decline of the Spanish Empire, the Queen’s portrait on coins, and why world coins are a great area to collect.
Patrick’s excellent book is available online through Kolbe & Fanning and can be ordered here.
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