Barcelona 1615 1/2 real

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Aureo sale 232, lot 121
The specimen shown was lot 121 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, Spain, March 2011), where it sold for 400 euros (about $660 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
1615. Barcelona. 1/2 croat. Anv.: ...HISPAN.R. Atractiva. Muy rara. EBC-. (Barcelona half croat (or half real) of 1615, attractive, rare date, nearly extremely fine.)
The half real was called a half croat in Catalonia but was the same coin. This type is recorded for 1611-19 and this date is listed as rare in the SCWC.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 4450, KM 11, Cal. (unlisted date), Cru.C.G. 4342 i.


  • 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, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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