Spain 1859 100 reales 6 point star

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Heritage sale 3082, lot 34791
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 34791 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain: Isabel II gold 100 Reales 1859 MS63+ NGC." This type was struck 1856-62 at Barcelona, Seville and Madrid. Numerous platinum counterfeits exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 8.34 g, 0.900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Cayón-17377, KM 605.2.


  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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