The Spanish peseta currency originated out of the Latin Monetary Union established in Europe in 1865. Various nations sought to balance their currency against one another with standards for silver and gold coinage. One of the most popular coins of the era was the 5 Pesetas Spanish coin, which debuted in 1869. Right now, 5 Pesetas Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic!
- Available from 1869 to 1899!
- Contains .7234 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of 5 Pesetas backed by the government of Spain.
- Obverse includes the image of a female personification of Spain or the reigning king.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Spain.
Each 5 Pesetas Silver Coin available to you in this product listing comes from the Third Decimal Coinage system of Spain. The 5 Pesetas denomination was introduced in 1869 and struck through 1899 with at least four different designs available on the obverse sides. These coins ship to you inside of protective plastic.
When the 5 Pesetas Spanish Silver Coin was first introduced in 1869 it featured the reclining image of a woman on the obverse side. She is believed to be the female personification of the nation of Spain and this face of the coins features the name of the nation and the year of issue. This design was only available in 1869 and 1870.
Starting in 1871, the 5 Pesetas Silver Coins featured the effigy of the reigning monarch of Spain. During the original coining era of the 5 Pesetas coins, Spains government underwent volatile swings. King Amadeo I reigned from 1870 until 1873 before abdicating the throne and a growing sense of republicanism resulting in the formation of the First Republic of Spain in 1873. Amadeo I appears on 5 Pesetas Silver Coins issued from 1871 to 1873.
There were no 5 Pesetas issued in 1874 during the rule of the First Republic of Spain, but a military coup that year against the First Republic restored the monarchy with King Alfonso XII taking the throne. His effigy appears in left-profile relief on the obverse of coins from 1875 until his death in 1885. His unborn son would be crowned King Alfonso XIII in 1886.
Left-profile portraits of a very young King Alfonso XIII appeared on the 5 Pesetas Silver Coins from 1886 until the end of the coinage in 1899. On the reverse of all 5 Pesetas Spanish Silver Coins is the coat of arms for Spain, which is commonly depicted with four quadrants and a smaller fifth section in the lower-center of the design. These pieces of the shield represent the Houses of Castile, Leon, Navarre, Aragon, and Grenada in Spain.
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