Barcelona 1810 quarto

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photo courtesy Soler y Llach

This specimen was lot 506 in Soler y Llach's January, 2010, sale where it sold for 99 euros (about US$169 with buyers' fees). The catalog description noted, "OCUPACIÓN NAPOLEÓNICA de CATALUNYA. 1 Quarto. 1810. BARCELONA. MBC+" (French occupation of Catalonia, one quarto of 1810, Barcelona mint, choice Very Fine). This copper coin was issued from Barcelona for use there and in Catalonia. It was struck 1808-13 and accompanied by copper two and four quartos. In the local currency, one quarto = 1/24 peseta. This Spanish coin is not common but priced rather low in the SCWC. The last local Catalonian issue is a rare six quartos dated 1848.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date for the type.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 65, Cal-94.


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  • 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.

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