Spain 1851-M CL 100 reales

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Aureo sale 269, lot 452
This specimen was lot 452 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €650 (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1851. Isabel II. Madrid. CL. Doblón de 100 reales. Leves golpecitos. Escasa. MBC/MBC+. (Spain, Isabel II, one hundred reales of 1851, Madrid mint, light marks, scarce, very fine or better.)"
This denomination, struck in various forms 1850-64, replaced the eighty reales de vellon of 1811-48, which in turn superseded the two escudos of the old regime, last struck 1833. This date is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.33 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 8,16 g.

Catalog reference: Cal. 4, KM 594.2.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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