Spain 1873 5 pesetas

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Sincona sale 11, lot 3283
This specimen was lot 3283 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 150 CHF (about US$186 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SPANIEN Königreich Revolucion Cantonal, 1873. 5 Pesetas 1873, Cartagena. Kl. Stempelbr. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Spain, cantonal revolution, five pesetas of 1873, Cartagena mint. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
Davenport[2] notes, "In Cartagena the Cantonalists, as the extreme states rights party was called, seized control until British and German warships intervened. In September a five pesetas coin was issued from that city."

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 29.14 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-338; KM 716, C.T. 6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 11, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2013.

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