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5 Centimos - Alfonso XII

5 Centimos - Alfonso XII -  obverse5 Centimos - Alfonso XII -  reverse

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Features

Country Spain
King Alfonso XII (1874-1885)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1877-1879
Value 5 Centimos (0.05 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Bronze (Cu950 Sn40 Zn10)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-29-1941
References KM# 674,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Cal# 70
Xavier Calicó; 2008. Numismática española : catálogo general con precios de todas las monedas españolas acuñadas desde los Reyes Católicos hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001. Áureo & Calicó, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN 9788461217083.

Obverse

Portrait in right profile of Alfonso XII, king of Spain from 1875 to 1885

Lettering:
ALFONSO XII POR LA GRACIA DE DIOS
G.S.
* 1877 *

Translation:
ALFONSO XII BY THE GRACE OF GOD
G.S.
* 1877 *

Engraver: Gregorio Sellan Gonzalez

Gregorio Sellan Gonzalez, born in 1829 in Madrid was general engraver at the Casa de la Moneda de Madrid.

Reverse

Coat of arms of Spain.

Lettering:
REY CONSTL. DE ESPAÑA
OM
CINCO CENTIMOS

Translation:
FIVE CENTS
CONSTL.(CONSTITUTIONAL) KING OF SPAIN
OM

Engraver: Gregorio Sellan Gonzalez

Gregorio Sellan Gonzalez, born in 1829 in Madrid was general engraver at the Casa de la Moneda de Madrid.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

HOMELAND MINT MARKS
Until 1980
OM - Oeschger Mesdach & Co.
3-pointed star - Segovia after 1868
4-pointed star - Jubia
6-pointed star - Madrid
7-pointed star - Seville
8-pointed star – Barcelona
NOTE: Letters after date are initials of mint officials.
NOTE: The OM stands for Oeschger Mesdach & Co, a French firm that minted coins out of Strasbourg, France.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1877  1.29 1.95 2% without OM, Cal#70
1877 OM 34,376,000 0.50 1.02 1.87 3.38 4.77 47% Cal#71
ND (1877-1879)  0.6% illegible date
1878 OM 67,954,000 0.49 1.11 1.13 4.78 6.16 1.89 46% Cal#72
1879 OM 54,994,000 0.50 0.57 1.13 2.18 5.90 19.06 50% Cal#73

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