Barcelona 1810 5 pesetas

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Künker sale 293, lot 2279
This specimen was lot 2279 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €550 (about US$741 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPANIEN, BARCELONA, Jose Napoleon, 1808-1814. 5 Pesetas 1810, Barcelona. Feine Tönung, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Spain, Jose Napoleon, 1808-14, five pesetas of 1810, Barcelona mint. Fine toning, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This silver coin was issued from Barcelona during the French occupation for use there and in Catalonia. It was struck 1808-14 and accompanied by a silver one peseta and two and a half pesetas, the first coins denominated in pesetas. In the local currency, five pesetas = one peso; this coin would have traded for a Latin American eight reales. This coin is not common. The last local Catalonian issue is a rare six quartos dated 1848.

Recorded mintage: unknown but an available date.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 69, Calicó 15, Dav-310.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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