Spain 1966 100 pesetas (66)
This coin, issued in the later years of the Franco regime (1939-75), is a descendant of the gold one hundred pesetas issued in the late nineteenth century. This denomination was was issued 1966-70 in substantial quantities. It is the only silver coin of the Franco regime. Although the coin is dated 1966, the true minting date is incuse in the stars on the reverse, where a tiny "66" can be spied. Spain was the only country to do this and abandoned this clumsy system after 1982, during the reign of Juan Carlos.
Recorded mintage: 15,045,000.
Specification: 19 g, .800 fine silver, .488 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 797.
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