Spain 1 Peseta  1946 to 1975
Spain 1 Peseta 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 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

Why not start your own collection of this series today? If you assemble a collection of each date in uncirculated condition, it will be a very valuable set by the time the grandchildren roll around!

Our listing, as usual, shows approximate catalog values for these coins. Use our Imortant 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: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: also less than $1
well preserved: $1 for dates before 1965, less than $1 after
fully uncirculated: $7 before 1965, $1 after

What makes this series so interesting is that there are a number of rare dates that carry values well above these common values. 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 uncirculated
1947 issued in '48 or '49: $150
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

The last twist with these coins is the 1947 with an issue date of 1951. Some of these coins have E51 instead of 1951 in the two stars. A 1947 E51 catalogs for $600 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
Updated by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Sun, 20-Jul-2014 00:53:08 GMT
Requester description: 1963 Francisco Franco Caudillo De España 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
Tags: spain 1 peseta espana spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola pesata francisco franco caudillo de por la dios obverse head one symbol anverse ones symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols symbols simble shield waves wave sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields waving waive wavy wavey column pillar ribbon eagle hawk falcon coat arms columns upright eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel coats crests insignia crest creast


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

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