Barcelona 1811 peseta

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Barcelona 1811 peseta SyL 1-10 0529g.jpg
Aureo sale 232, lot 261

The first specimen was lot 529 in Soler y Llach's January, 2010, sale where it sold for 135 euros ($230 with buyers' fees). The catalog description noted, "OCUPACIÓN NAPOLEÓNICA de CATALUNYA. 1 Peseta. 1811. BARCELONA. MBC" (French occupation of Catalonia, peseta of 1811, Barcelona mint, Very Fine).

The second specimen shown was lot 261 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 550 euros (about $907 with buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Dominación Francesa. 1811. Barcelona. 1 peseta. Bella. Brillo original. Rara así. EBC/EBC+. (French occupation, one peseta of 1811, beautiful original luster, rare thus, extremely fine.)
This silver coin was issued from Barcelona during the French occupation for use there and in Catalonia. It was struck 1809-14 and accompanied by a silver two and a half pesetas and five pesetas, the first coins denominated in pesetas. In the local currency, five pesetas = one peso. This coin is not common. The last local Catalonian issue is a rare six quartos dated 1848.

Recorded mintage: unknown but this is the most common date.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 70, Cal-47.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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