Catalonia 1755 ardite

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1234

The specimen shown was lot 1234 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 27 euros (about $44.55 including buyer's fees).

The catalog description[2] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1755. Barcelona. 1 ardit. MBC+. (Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, ardite of 1755, Barcelona, choice very fine.)
This type not listed in the SCWC. Cayón[1] mentions it as struck in Segovia 1754-55 for Catalonia while the auction catalog[2] claims it for Barcelona. Neither source values it highly. It probably had a face value of about one maravedi.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM unlisted, Cal-700, Cayón-10144.


  • [1]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.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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