Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas  1957
Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas 1957

The 1957 5, 25, and 50 pesetas coins from Spain are ones that can get collector juices flowing. The vast majority of these coins are very common, low-value pieces. The one described by Dallas is low value. These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection.

The interesting part is the small star on the reverse side of the coin. It contains numbers or letters, and certain coins with certain numbers or letters are quite rare. You need a magnifier to clearly see the starred numbers, which gives the date of issue. The 1957 date is the date of authorization, when the coin was authorized by the Spanish government to be produced. All coins carry the 1957 date.

The list below gives approximate catalog values for coins dated 1957 and the starred issue number as listed. Values quoted are for coins in well preserved condition (better than average circulated condition).

1957 5 PESETAS
issue numbers 58, 61, 66: $3 (58 inside star)
issue letters BA: $150 (BA inside star)
issue number 63: $15

1957 25 PESETAS
issue number 58: $10 (58 inside star)
issue letters BA: $60 (BA inside star)
issue number 61: $35
issue number 71: $5
issue number 73: $85

1957 50 PESETAS
issue letters BA: $60 (BA inside star)
issue numbers 68, 69: $800
issue number 70: $100
issue numbers 72, 73, 74, 75: $50

If your coin is not in the lists above, it is probably a common coin worth very little. However, there are other varieties not listed here. If you have a coin in superb quality it is a good idea to check it out with a professional coin dealer or a knowledgeable collector.

Coin: 11410 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: dallas, Sun, 27-May-2012 10:17:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 08-Mar-2013 16:38:11 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 08-Mar-2013 16:38:11 GMT
Requester description: 1957 there is a old man on the front and around his head it said francisco franco caudillo de espana por la dios,on the back there is a bird to the right or his head it has ,50 ptas,and to the left of him under his wing there is a star with the number 58 in it and a robin in its mouth that said ,una grande libre, and a box shaped this on its chest
Tags: spain 5 25 50 pesetas man head francisco franco caudillo de espana por la dios bird ptas wing star number robin mouth una grande grand libre box square shaped shape chest spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola starrs stars libres suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares shapes eagle shield lion ribbon coat arms hawk falcon tiger coats crests insignia crest creast lions cougar

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