Currency of Spain
The first specimen was lot 495 in Aureo sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 1,200 € (about $1,863 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "500 Banco de España. (1800). Caxa de Consolidación de Vales Reales. 200 reales de vellón. (Ed. falta) (Filabo 15BCN). Dos sellos en seco: uno con simbolos del Comercio y otro de Jose Napoleon. Rarísimo. (MBC-)." (Bank of Spain, 1800. Two stamps: one of the Chamber of Commerce(?) and the other of Joeseph Napoleon. Extremely rare, about very fine.). This note was issued by the Bourbon monarchy and then counterstamped by the Napoleonic regime.
The second specimen is lot 1268 in a Soler y Llach sale (Barcelona, November 2009). The catalog description noted, "500 pesetas, 7 Enero 1935. Hernán Cortes. Sin serie. Ed-C16. SC" (SC = uncirculated). This note was issued by the Second Republic just before the outbreak of the Civil War.
The third specimen is lot 1303 in a Soler y Llach sale (Barcelona, November 2009). The catalog description noted, "Lote 2 billetes 100 pesetas, 19 Febrero 1946. Goya. Sin serie. Pareja correlativa. Ed-D52. SC" (lot of two notes with consecutive serial numbers, uncirculated). These notes were issued by Franco's regime.
- Martí Hervera, Soler y Llach Subastas Internacionales, Subasta Numismática, 5 de Noviembre 2009, Barcelona, 2009.
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