Barcelona 1707 2 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 175
The specimen shown was lot 175 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 120 euros (about $198 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1707. Barcelona. 2 reales. Bella. Rara y más así. EBC. (Two reales of 1707, Barcelona mint. Beautiful and rare thus, extremely fine.)
This type was issued in Barcelona 1707-14 on behalf of the Austrian archduke Charles, who as Charles III contended unsuccessfully with Philip V for the throne of Spain. It is fairly common in circulated condition and lists for less than the contemporary issues of Philip V.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7977, KM PT5, Cal. 23.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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