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Fractional currency from Spain - Banco de Espana

Some neat little notes I was able to rediscover this week.

1935 5 pesetas

1935 10 pesetas

1937 1 peseta

1937 50 centimos

1938 2 pesetas

1951 5 pesetas

1954 5 pesetas

Spain Astoria & Leon 25 centimos

Spain Astoria & Leon 40 centimos

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  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 550 ✭✭✭

    Nice assortment. Are these your notes @worldcoinguy ?

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • worldcoinguyworldcoinguy Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @mbwizkid ! Yes they are mine; I believe I purchased most of them in the 1995/1996 timeframe. Snapped the pics using my samsung phone last week. I have more large size Spanish notes also from the 1920s and 1930s that I was going to post also.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭

    I especially like the backs of the last two notes.

    "Peace and Work"-exactly what we want now.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21, 2020 5:39AM

    One factor of collecting Spanish notes from early in the 20th century up to the mid 1970's is that they changed the designs frequently which IMHO makes collecting them much more interesting. I also like that they preferred to place fine art on their banknotes:

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,348 ✭✭✭✭

    Lovely notes 💕

  • worldcoinguyworldcoinguy Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba: I like the Seville scene in particular on the reverse of the 100 pesetas note you posted; without a doubt, my favorite city in Europe.

    Spain certainly has a history rich in architecture and art from which to choose. Some more notes with excellent art representation:






  • worldcoinguyworldcoinguy Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭

    A few more




  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The "Republica Espanola" stamp on the last 50ptas note is pretty interesting.

    Here are some older ones:

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 15,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool notes. :)

  • worldcoinguyworldcoinguy Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba - Wow - very nice early notes from 1907. Those are tough to find.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know these notes were posted before, but I collected Spanish notes not to collect them for the country but for the lovely feminine vignettes.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭✭✭


    And my favourite is a Spanish printed essay from 1908

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • JBKJBK Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:

    This one looks like she has a bad attitude. :D

  • JBKJBK Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice fractionals - was there something going on in Spain at the time to necessitate fractional currency? (I am guessing the Spanish Civil War).

  • JBKJBK Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @worldcoinguy said:

    Spain Astoria & Leon 25 centimos

    Spain Astoria & Leon 40 centimos

    These are simple designs, but also very artistic in the style of the era.

  • worldcoinguyworldcoinguy Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    Nice fractionals - was there something going on in Spain at the time to necessitate fractional currency? (I am guessing the Spanish Civil War).

    Indeed you are correct. I am only scratching the surface of this collecting area. Very brief article, but touches on the dynamics of the Spanish civil war and impacts on currency.
    https://coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/spanish-civil-war-private-notes.html

    A few more new arrivals:






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