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Spain 5 and 10 Centimos de Peseta  1875
Spain 5 and 10 Centimos de Peseta 1875

There was a short-lived republic in Spain between 1873 and 1874. The republic was sandwiched between two monarchies: King Amadeo before the republic, and King Alfonso after the republic. As one would expect, there were plenty of political shenanigans in Spain at that time, and Carlos VII (the pretender) managed to get his portrait on coins for a few short years around 1875. This is good for coin collectors, because these coins are rare today, and rarity drives prices up.

The coin in our picture comes from amazing eBay seller indalocolecciones in Spain. INDALO has an eBay feedback rating over 14000, which is a feat in itself. The Carlos VII coin is in great shape, and you hardly ever see them this nice. CoinQuest thanks INDALO for use of this coin image. It is a beauty!

Ken has a 10 centimos de peseta coin and there are also 5 centmios de peseta coins. Both are dated only 1875. Here are some typical catalog values

5 CENTIMOS DE PESETA
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $180

10 CENTIMOS DE PESETA
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $200

Use our Important Terminology page to interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 13864 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Ken, Sat, 09-Mar-2013 19:55:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 10-Mar-2013 02:19:24 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 24-Feb-2015 14:37:06 GMT
Requester description: 1875 CAPLOS VII P.L.GRACIA DE DIOS REY DE LAS ESPANAS- WITH PORTRAIT OF A MAN 10 CENTIMOS DE PESETA 1875 - WITH A COAT OF ARMS 10 CENTIMOS
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