Catalonia 1844 6 cuartos

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 411
This specimen was lot 411 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €300 (about US$395 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1844. Isabel II. Barcelona. 6 cuartos. Flores de 5 pétalos. Mínimas impurezas. Muy bella. Gran parte de brillo original. Ex Colección Isabel de Trastámara 29/10/2015, nº 968. Muy rara así. S/C-. (kingdom of Spain, Isabel II, six cuartos of 1844, Barcelona mint, flowers of five petals, minor flaws, very handsome, most of the original luster, very rare thus, about uncirculated.)"
This copper coin was issued from Barcelona for use there and in Catalonia. It was struck 1836-48 and accompanied by a copper three quartos. In the local currency, six quartos = 1/20 peso. This coin is not common but priced rather low in the SCWC. The last local Catalonian issue is a rare six quartos dated 1848. For this date, varieties exist in the flowers in the wreath: this example has five petalled flowers, others have seven petals.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: copper, this specimen 14,56 g.

Catalog reference: KM 128, Cayón-16755, AC. 26.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, ‘’Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed.’’, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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