25 Centimos - Caraba

25 Centimos - Caraba -  obverse25 Centimos - Caraba -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Spain
King Alfonso XIII (1886-1931)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1925
Value 25 Centimos (0.25 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Weight 7 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 July 1951
Number N# 5464
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 740,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Cal# 65,
Xavier Calicó Estívill; 2008. Numismática española : Catálogo general con precios de todas las monedas españolas acuñadas desde los Reyes Católicos hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001 (10th edition). Áureo & Calicó, Barcelona, Spain.
Schön# 13
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Ship under full sail facing left

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ESPANA.1925
ESPINOS

Translation:
SPAIN.1925
ESPINOS

Engraver: José Eusebio Espinós Gisbert

Designer: Manuel Castro Gil

Manuel Castro Gil (20 January 1891, Lugo - 1963, Madrid) was a Spanish painter.

Reverse

Large central denomination, crown above, leaves on both sides. Initials of mint officials:
P=V.Peiro
C=R.Caro
S=J.Segura

Script: Latin

Lettering:
25
P·C· CÉNTIMOS ·S·

Translation:
25
P·C· CENTS ·S·

Engraver: José Eusebio Espinós Gisbert

Designer: Manuel Castro Gil

Manuel Castro Gil (20 January 1891, Lugo - 1963, Madrid) was a Spanish painter.

Edge

Plain

25 Centimos - Caraba -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

The name of this coin on Numista is "Caraba" which translates (wikipedia) to "caravel," among other things so apparently it refers to the ship on the obverse (Portuguese Prince Henry the Navigator saw to the development of the caravel which led to the Age of Exploration).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1925 PCS 8 001 000 $ 0.88 $ 1.03 $ 2.89 $ 2.89 $ 2.89

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