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Felipe V 1700 - 1746

Philip V of Spain (December 19, 1683 - July 9, 1746), born Philippe de France, fils de France and duc d'Anjou, was king of Spain from 1700 to 1724 and 1724 to 1746, the first of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain.

Philip was the second son of Louis, le Grand Dauphin and Maria Anna of Bavaria, known as Dauphine Victoire. He was a younger brother of Louis, duc de Bourgogne and an uncle of Louis XV of France.

His paternal grandparents were Louis XIV of France and Maria Theresa of Spain. His maternal grandparents were Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and Adelaide Henriette of Savoy, the daughter of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy.

 

BARILLA

This is the first coin known to have been made in the Philippines.* It had an approximate value of one centavo.

There is a remote possibility that all of the known barillas are trial specimens, since so few exist. All known specimens were cast in lead, thus making this theory very plausible.

* Several sources have mentioned bronze or copper ingot/coins known as "Calderillas", circulated in the Philippines prior to 1766. They are described as shaped like parallelogrmas, from 3 to 5 mm thck, with serrated borders. The available information is spare and no authenticated specimens known to have survived. There is, however, a record of an issue of these coins made by order of the Spanish governor at the Cavite naval base in 1766. The purpose in this case was to alleviate a shortage of fractional money which followed the war with England in 1762-1764. The circulation of this isuue was brief since it was succeeded later in the same year by the round Barrillas of Carlos III.

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1724, Manila (Uniface)

PATTERN

The first circle shows the seal of Barilla, the second is the seal of Manila and the third is the year 1724.

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1727, Manila

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1728, Manila

VERY RARE

Mintage: 9

Obv: :Barilla año de 1728: (six-pointed star). In the center circle is the coat of arms of the city of Manila (Crowned shield, in the center is a castle on top and sea lion on the bottom).

Rev: Blank (uniface)

Bronze: 26 mm / 5 mm thick 

 

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1733 AB, Manila

EXTREMELY RARE

Mintage: Only 1 known to date

Obv: Año de 1733 and in center circle "AB" monogram

Rev: Coat of arms of Manila (ornate crowned shield, in the center is a castle on top and sea lion on the bottom).

Lead (Cast): 22 mm / 5 mm thick

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1741 R, Manila

Obv: Año 1741 and in the center circle an "R" monogram.

Rev: Coat of arms of the City of Manila.

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1742 R, Manila

Similar to above except the date.

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1743 R, Manila

Similar to above except the date.

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1743 BA, Manila

VERY RARE

Obv: Año de 1743 in the center circle "AB" monogram. (Inverted 7)

Rev: Coat of arms of Manila.

Lead: 22 mm / 5 mm thick

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 1743 BR, Manila

Similar to 1743 AB, but with a "BR" monogram.

Lead: 22 mm / 4 mm thick 

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1743 BR, Manila

Similar to above.

  

 

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