Catalonia 1811 1-1/2 cuartos

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Auero sale 232, lot 2354
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Catalonia 1811 1-25 cuartos rev DSLR.jpg
The first specimen was lot 2354 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, Spain, March 2011), where it sold for 40 euros (about $66 with buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1811. Catalunya. 1 cuarto y medio. MBC-. (Catalonia, one and a half cuartos, nearly extremely fine.)"
This copper coin was issued from Barcelona after the French occupation for use there and in Catalonia. It was struck 1811-13 and accompanied by a three and six cuartos (sometimes spelled "quartos"). 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.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 117, Cal. 1529.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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