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5 Centimos - Alfonso XII

5 Centimos - Alfonso XII -  obverse 5 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)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.86 g
Diameter 25.17 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-29-1941
References KM# 674, Cal# 70
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Numismática española
by Xavier Calicó
(Aureo & Calicó)

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

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1877  1.91 without OM, Cal#70
1877 OM 34,376,000 0.49 0.53 1.94 3.31 3.84 Cal#71
ND (1877-1879)  illegible date
1878 OM 67,954,000 0.39 2.22 1.11 5.15 6.04 1.85 Cal#72
1879 OM 54,994,000 0.48 0.50 1.05 2.11 4.96 18.70 Cal#73

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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