Barcelona 1612 1/2 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The silver real was called a croat in Catalonia but was the same coin. This type is recorded for 1607-21 and is listed as scarce in the SCWC. Cayón noted several varieties for the date, with Barcelona abbreviated as "BRCINO" (Cayón 4434), as "BARCIN" (Cayón 4435), without abbreviation (shown here), with "CIVITTAS" mispelled (Cayón 4437) or with the date on the obverse (Cayón 4439).

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: .931 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 4, Cayón no. 4436.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.

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