Barcelona 1711 2 reales
This specimen was lot 10705 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $460. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN. Barcelona. 2 Reales, 1711. Charles III The Pretender (1701-14). Highly lustrous and very attractive with golden toning throughout. NGC MS-64. From the Demarete Collection." 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: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-PT5; Cal-type-5#27; Cayón-7983.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.