Catalonia 1642-Girona seiseno

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Aureo sale 232, lot 2011

The specimen shown was lot 2262 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, Spain, March 2011), where it sold for 38 euros (about $63 including buyer's fees).

The catalog description[1] noted,
"1642. Girona. 1 sisè. Lluís XIII. MBC/MBC+ (One seiseno (or "sixth") of 1642, Gerona, Louis XIII, Very Fine/Very Fine+.)"
Lluís XIII is better known to history as Louis XIII of France.

During the War of the Pyrenees (ended 1659), the French occupied Catalonia with the collaboration of the locals and struck coins there. This type was struck in Gerona 1642-46 and is also known from Tarrega, Bellpuig, Manresa, Sanahuja and Vallis. The Gerona issue is the most common.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6945, KM 82, Cal. 179.


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