Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas  1957
Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas 1957

The 1957 5, 25, and 50 pesetas coins from Spain are ones that can get collector juices flowing. The vast majority of these coins are very common, low-value pieces. These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection.

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

All coins carry the 1957 date. The interesting part is the small star on the reverse side of the coin. It contains two numbers, and certain coins with certain numbers are quite rare. You need a magnifier to clearly see the starred numbers. On some coins the star is replaced by the letters BA, and these, also, are rare.

The list below gives approximate catalog values for special coins that have star numbers as listed. Values quoted are for coins in well preserved condition.

star numbers 58, 61, 66: $3
star number 63: $15
letters BA in place of star: $150

star number 58: $10
star number 61: $35
star number 71: $5
star number 73: $60
star number 75: $3
letters BA in place of star: $60

star number 58 with UNA LIBRE GRANDE written on edge: $400*
star numbers 68, 69: $800
star number 70: $100
star numbers 72, 73, 74: $50
star number 75: $10
letters BA in place of star: $60

*A 50 pesetas with star number 58 without UNA GRANDE LIBRE written on the edge is very common and worth less than $1 US dollar.

Coins with star numbers that are not called out above are worth less than $1 US dollar.

If you have a coin in superb quality it is a good idea to check it out with a professional coin dealer or a knowledgeable collector.

Coin: 11410 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: dallas, Sun, 27-May-2012 10:17:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 08-Mar-2013 16:38:11 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 10-Jun-2015 22:33:14 GMT
Requester description: 1957 there is a old man on the front and around his head it said francisco franco caudillo de espana por la dios,on the back there is a bird to the right or his head it has ,50 ptas,and to the left of him under his wing there is a star with the number 58 in it and a robin in its mouth that said ,una grande libre, and a box shaped this on its chest
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I have a 1957 5 Ptas with 75 inside the star. What is it's value? - Herb Canell
Herb, as noted in the article: These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value, less than $1 US dollar. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection. Some *special dates* are called out but your date of 75 is not listed since it is not a special date, but a common date. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have a 50 ptas with a 59 in the star what's the value - Jo
Since 59 is not listed above as a special date, your coin is worth less than $1 US dollar. - CoinQuest (Paul)

The star on mine says 58, and there is something written on the side, but is worn, part of it has a * on it, the front and back is very clear and defined though it is tarnished is this worth anything? - SEAN
There are about 20 million of these coins out there with '58' in the star. Almost all of them read 'UNA - GRANDE - LIBRE' on the edge. As mentioned on the page above, very, very few coins read 'UNA - LIBRE - GRANDE' instead. Maybe with the right angle of light and a magnifying glass, you can tell which it is. A collector would only buy one of the rare coins at a high sum if there was no doubt about the edge lettering. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have 50 PTAs in the star is clearly written number 60 what does that worth ??? I didn't find value. Luke - Rochelle
Value is given on this page under the heading ALL COINS EXCEPT THOSE DESCRIBED BELOW: - CoinQuest (Paul)

Hi' I have a 1957 25 pesetas with a star 58 and it's written una grande libre on the chest, how much does it worth nowadays - Suzie
I will not respond to any more inquiries like this. The values are given on the page. The $10 value given above for well preserved 25 pesetas dated 1957 with 58 in the star is accurate. If you have a coin with a number in the star that is not mentioned specifically on this page, then it is a very common coin and worth extremely little, as mentioned under the heading 'ALL COINS EXCEPT THOSE DESCRIBED BELOW'. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have a 1957 25 Pesetas coin with star number 61 - Zach
$35 if it is in well preserved condition, about $15 if in average circulated condition. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1957 25 pesetas coin with a 68 in the star, what is it worth? - makayla

Hi I have the 50 with the star and 58 in the star with the una libre grande- it states on the site 400.00 as well at the bottom says this one is very common and then says less than a dollar? thanks Suzie - Ray Hill
Thanks, Suzie, for pointing out the error on our page. You have the valuable coin. A 58 with UNA inscription is valuable. A 58 without UNA is not valuable. We have fixed the page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Seriously if you guys took two seconds to read the article and stopped bothering the coin quest people you would understand what you are looking at, cause, guess what, I just got $400.00 because I read this article - thanks guys - Ron
Thank you. It is truly amazing how many people are too lazy to read CoinQuest articles. Every page on CoinQuest answers the question 'how much is this coin worth?' and yet countless questions come in and ask the same question already answered on the page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

hi, i have 5 PESETAS coin, but i can't read a number in the star, i have a professional magnifying glass, it looks more like a bird. did they all have numbers in the star and this one is just worn down? thanks - erick
Hi, 5 pesetas 1957 has in the star numbers 19 and 58 to 75 or BA. 1957 (BA) was issues to commemorate the 1958 2nd Ibero-American Numismatic Exposition. BA' replacing the star on left side of reverse'. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

Overdate star 58/7 una on side? Does it exist? 1957. i have a pic but dont know how to upload from my phone. - Amy
We do not have an image upload. Try one of the coin forums. We like World of Coins [PRESS HERE]. I do not know if an overdate exists. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Thanks Paul. Yes i will visit this forum..have a good day - Pedro

Where can I sell my 50 pesetas 58 with una libre grande? Help please? - miziey
There are three ways to sell coins, and you must choose one of them: (1) sell them yourself to collectors, (2) consign them to an auction, and (3) sell them to a coin dealer. Selling coins is work. Choice (3) involves the least work, but produces the least money. Choice (1) is risky and the most work, but produces the most money. For a thorough discussion with specific 'how to do it' explanations, click to this link [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I found one that I think I got as change, in place of an American coin. Unfortunately, it looks like a 10 in the star, so not worth much. Sorry to read all the comments in which they asked questions about value when it's clearly stated in the article. - kris
:) - CoinQuest

Hleo, I have a 5 Pesetas of 1957, star 59 but the reverse is inverted 180 degrees, what is the value of this rare 5 pesetas?
Thank you. - Francisco Barbarisi
I do not know of any 50 ptas with medal alignment. You are probably turning the coin over in a wrong way. See the bottom of this page [PRESS HERE] for an explanation of how to determine medal alignment. - CoinQuest (Paul)

on your page it says nothing about if a coin has no star how much would that coin be?
All coins which look like our picture are dated 1957 and all have stars. If your coin is missing the star, it might be a 'BA' coin (see above), or an error coin as described on this page [press here]. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 25 pesetas coin 1957 * 65, the difference is that above the letters Pts this DIOS words coined by contrast, has the opposite mark in the negative. Looking variations in the world, I found another one ... same with this defect coinage. how can i get and how sure it? - Francisco
The DIOS must have been added after minting. We do not know of any coins with DIOS inscribed. Coins modified after minting are considered damaged by coin collectors. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Hey I have a 1957 more than average 50 coin with stars that say 1 in them , it has 6 stars and 3 ones - Erin

I have the 1957 25 pesetas and inside the star, I have the number 70. There's no where below with #70 information on it besides the #50. I wanted to know the value of this, Thanks. - Sheree

i have a 5 pesetas and its star number is 82? value? do you know - Fred

I have a 5 pesetas coin that is small and gold-colored. When did it change? Also it says 'Asturias' on it and has a cross on it. Is it a commemorative? - Pat LAing
Yes, it's made of aluminum-bronze so the color is normal for that coin. It was minted in 1995 only and represents the autonomous community of Asturias in northern Spain. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I am having a hard time reading the star number but the 'una libre grande' is on the edge. IS a 58 the only possible number to be inside the star? - Pat LAing
The order of the words 'UNA LIBRE GRANDE' is very important here. If the edge inscription has these words in this order, the star number will be 58. Double-check to make sure the inscription doesn't say, 'UNA GRANDE LIBRE,' which is the common type. - CoinQuest (Paul)





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