10 Centavos

Features

Issuer Puerto Rico
King Alfonso XIII (1886-1898)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1896
Value 10 Centavos (0.1)
Currency Peso (1890-1900)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12 April 1900
Number N# 17450
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 21
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of young Alfonso XIII left. Date below. Line of pearls touching rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ALFONSO XIII P.L.G.D.D. REY C. DE ESPANA
B.M.
★ 1896 ★

Translation:
(Spanish Completed text): Alfonso XIII P(or) L(a) G(racia D(e) D(ios) REY C(onstitucional DE ESPAÑA
B. M.
1896
(Translated): Alphonse 13th., by God's Grace Constitutional king of Spain
B. M.
1896

Engraver: Bartolomé Maura Montaner

Bartolomé Maura y Montaner (October 1844, Palma de Mallorca - 18 November 1926, Madrid) was a Spanish engraver and painter. He was commander of the Order of Isabel la Católica, artistic director of the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre and chief engraver of the Bank of Spain.

Reverse

Spanish crowned arms between Pillars of Hercules.
Below, mint officials capitals on sides.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ISLA DE PUERTO RICO
PLUS ULTRA
P•G• 10 CENTAVOS •V•

Translation:
Island of Puerto Rico
Further beyond
P.G. 10 Cents V.

Engraver: Bartolomé Maura Montaner

Bartolomé Maura y Montaner (October 1844, Palma de Mallorca - 18 November 1926, Madrid) was a Spanish engraver and painter. He was commander of the Order of Isabel la Católica, artistic director of the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre and chief engraver of the Bank of Spain.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)

Comments

The coins of 1895/1896 were minted at the Casa de Moneda de Madrid  (Spain) under Alfonso XIII (Alfonso León Fernando María Jaime Isidro Pascual Antonio de Borbón y Habsburgo-Lorena). At this date Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony, so coins were minted on the style of the colonial currency. Only 5 coin types were minted for Puerto Rico, as United States took control of the island on 1898, after the Spanish-American war.

Motto "Plus Ultra" (sometimes written as "Plus Vltra", also) is Latin Further Beyond. It is placed on a ribbon across Hercules Pillars. The symbolism is those pillars represent the strait of Gibraltar, considered the end of known world in antique times, the legend was like a warning that beyond this point nothing was known.

Initials of mint officials (on reverse side):
P=V. Peiro
G=A. Garcia
V=R. Vega

B.M. below bust, on obverse are initials of engraver, Bartolomé Maura Montero

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1896 PGV 700 000 $ 16 $ 41 $ 41 $ 163 $ 764

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
2022 March 27 The Long Island Collection of Latin American Coins Showcase Auction 61263
Lot 97354
Internet Archive
Mar 27, 2022 UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 900.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232213
Lot 65609
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2022 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 750.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Katz
E-Auction 60
Lot 2642
Internet Archive
May 14, 2022 AU USD 295.54
(EUR 290.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232053
Lot 65479
Internet Archive
Dec 30, 2020 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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