Spain 1, 2.50, and 5 Pesetas  1946 to 1975
Spain 1, 2.50, and 5 Pesetas 1946 to 1975

These are neat collectible coins, SilverSpoon. They are made from aluminum bronze, so when they are uncirculated, or nearly so, they have a sporty gold-colored look. The 1 and 2.50 pesetas coins look alike, but the latter are slightly bigger and heavier, and read '2.50' instead of 'UNA'. The 5 pesetas reads 'cinco pesetas.'

The artwork is nice, and they are basically modern coins, so they are not difficult to find. The mintage is fairly small, which means collector value starts to kick in early. Compare these two mintage figures:

- Spain 1 peseta, 1967: coins minted: 11,300,000
- US 1 cent, 1967: coins minted: 3,048,667,100

Another factor which make these interesting for collectors is that each coin has two dates. The date of government authorization appears on the front, under the portrait. The date of issue appears on the back, in two small stars. This is the kind of thing that gets coin collector juices flowing!

Date authorized: 1946; dates issued: 1948
Date authorized: 1947; dates issued: 1948 to 1956
Date authorized: 1953; dates issued: 1954 to 1963
Date authorized: 1963; dates issued: 1963 to 1967
Date authorized: 1966; dates issued: 1967 to 1975

Date authorized: 1953; dates issued: 1954 to 1956 (and from 1968 to 1971 in mint sets only)

Date authorized: 1949; dates issued: 1949 to 1952

Our listing, as usual, shows approximate catalog values for these coins. Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values. SilverSpoon, your coin has scratches, stains, and spots. This damage will render your coin to essentially zero value. For undamaged coins, here are the stats for most dates:

worn: $500 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $800
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $5000

1 PESETA DATED 1947 OR 1953 (some dates are more valuable, see below)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

2.50 PESETAS (some dates are more valuable, see below)
worn: less than $1
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $10

5 PESETAS (some dates are more valuable, see below)
worn: less than $1
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $10

What makes this series so interesting is that there are a number of rare dates that carry values well above these common values. Look in the tiny stars on the reverse to find the issue date. In the list below, the catalog values are for fully uncirculated coins, like our picture. Coins with slight wear, a little below uncirculated, will be worth about one-quarter of these values (divide these values by four).

*Better date coins* are shown in the list below. If your coin is not in this list, then it is a common coin and the values above apply.

1946 issued in 1948: $5000 catalog value when fully uncirculated
1947 issued in '48 or '49: $150 uncirculated
1947 issued in '50: $500
1947 issued in '51: $300 (see below)
1947 issued in '52, '53, or '54: $80
1947 issued in '56: $600
1953 issued in '54: $250
1953 issued in '60 or '61: $85
1963 issued in '67: $60

1953 issued in '68 or '69 (both mint sets only): $1350 fully uncirculated
1953 issued in '70 or '71 (both mint sets only): $150

1949 issued in '51 or '52: $800 fully uncirculated

The last twist with these coins is the 1947 5 pesetas with an issue date of 1951. Some of these coins have E51 instead of 1951 in the two stars. A 1947 E51 catalogs for $2600 in fully uncirculated condition.

Coin: 8801 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: silverspoon, Thu, 22-Sep-2011 09:40:08 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 03-Dec-2013 02:48:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 31-Aug-2016 01:33:10 GMT
Requester description: 1963 Francisco Franco Caudillo De Espaņa Por La G. De Dios written in the obverse side with a head in the middle, one peseta written on the back with a certain symbol
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1947 una pesata coin with '19' in first star and other star is blank. The coin is in otherwise non-worn condition. Is this unusual to have a blank star. - a
All these coins are supposed to be struck with a date, but it sounds like you have found a coin that was struck through die grease on the very spot where these two numerals of the date would be. Since the star is a raised part of the coin, it's a sunken part of the die, and one can easily imagine how the grease of freshly lubricated machinery can collect in that little star-shaped crevice. If my guess is correct, the value of your coins is probably around $5 to $10 if sold to the right collector. The tough part will be finding somebody who collects modern Spanish error coins! - CoinQuest (Chris)

thanks for your answer. that's good to know. - adam

I found a coin that says 1966 for the issue date but in the stars it says 1974. Is this worth anthing? - naval
You have a low-value coin that was issued in 1974. This page gives an overview for all dates. 1974 is a common date. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

Hi I found old una presta coin 1947 issued in 1956,but it's in bad condition but also I can see the both dates.Does it worth something?Thanks.
- Johannes
It's a better coin, so it still has value. It's hard to say how much it's worth without seeing the coin - but yes, it is still worth something. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I got two 1 pesetas, one 1966 and 1969 and the other 1975 and 1978. How much are they worth?
Please read the page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1963 with a 19 in the first star and second is absent anything. What does this mean?
See Chris' response to the first comment on this article. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I found a Peseta coin 1963 issued in 1974, How much does it worth
Could it be 1966, perhaps? If you'd like us to have a look at it, CLICK HERE or use the 'Contact' button to start an email exchange. - CoinQuest (Todd)






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