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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!

1 PESETA
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: 1975; dates issued: 1976 to 1980

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

5 PESETAS
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:

1 PESETA DATED 1946
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.

1 PESETA
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

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

5 PESETAS
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
Last review by CoinQuest: 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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