40 Centavos

Features

Country Puerto Rico
King Alfonso XIII (1886-1898)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1896
Value 40 Centavos (0.4)
Currency Peso (1890-1900)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-12-1900
Number N# 17452
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 23
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of young Alfonso XIII left.
Alfonso XIII P(or) L(a) G(racia) D(e) D(ios) REY C(onstitucional) de ESPAÑA = Alfonso XIII by the grace of God constitutional king of Spain

Lettering:
ALFONSO XIII P.L.G.D.D. REY C. DE ESPANA
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

Crowned arms between columns. Initials of mint officials:
P=V.Peiro
G=A.Garcia
V=R.Vega

Lettering:
ISLA DE PUERTO RICO
PLUS ULTRA
P·G· 40 CENTAVOS ·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 Mondea de Madrid  (Spain) under Alfonso XIII (Alfonso León Fernando María Jaime Isidro Pascual Antonio de Borbón y Habsburgo-Lorena).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1896 PGV 725 002

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