Catalonia 1642 5 reales

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Aureo sale 291, lot 888
This specimen was lot 888 in Aureo sale 291 (Barcelona, April 2017), where it sold for €750 (about US$963 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"(16)42. Guerra dels Segadors. Barcelona. 5 rals. Anv.: Busto entre V y R. LVD XIII D (G) R(...)CO (...)IN . Rev.: Roel en 1er y 4º cuartel. (...)O CI-VITAS-(16)42. Lluís XIII. Rara y más así. MBC+. (Barcelona, War of the Reapers, five reales of 1642. Obverse: bust of Louis XIII divides 'V-R'; reverse: rings in first and third quarters, pellets in second and fourth quarters. Rare in this quality, very fine or better.)"
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 Barcelona 1641-43 and is rare.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 11,86 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6966, KM 58 (listed under Catalonia rather than Spain), Cru.C.G. 4525a var, Cru.Segadors 223 var, Cal. 41.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Calicó, Ferrán, Xavier Calicó and Joaquin Trigo, Monedas Españolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Años: 1556 a 1868, 5ª edicion, Barcelona: Gráficas Reclam, 1982.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 291: Collección Egara, vol. II y Collección Verdaguer, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó, 2017.

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