Barcelona 1705 croat

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Áureo y Calicó sale 345, lot 476
This type was issued 1705-07 in Barcelona for Philip V, then the French candidate for the throne of Spain. Soon after, the town was seized by supporters of the Austrian candidate, archduke Charles. The contest quickly evolved into the European wide War of the Spanish Succession, which swung back and forth until 1711, when Charles succeeded his brother Joesph as Holy Roman Emperor. Charles' English and Dutch allies quickly lost interest in seeing him as king of Spain and peace was patched up at the Treaty of Utrecht in 1714. Philip retained his throne and the American colonies but had to surrender Spanish possessions in Belgium and Italy. This type is very similar to a croat issued by Charles' supporters in Barcelona 1705-07 (KM PT1). The second specimen was lot 476 in Áureo y Calicó sale 345 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €70 (about US$92 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1705. Felipe V. Barcelona. 1 croat. MBC/MBC+. (kingdom of Spain, Philip V, one croat of 1705, Barcelona mint. Very fine or better.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly scarce.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine silver, the second specimen 2,42 g.

Catalog reference: Cal-1445, Cayón-8339, KM 55 (listed under Barcelona).


  • 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, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 345: Colección Manuela Etcheverría, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020

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