Spain 1892-PG M 5 pesetas KM-689
In 1885, Alfonso XII of Spain died young of tuberculosis, leaving a posthumous son who was crowned Alfonso XIII. In 1869, the peso was reduced to 25 grams and set equal to five pesetas with each peseta divisible into 100 centimos. This system would prevail until the coming of the euro. This design, issued while the king was an infant, was struck in large numbers 1888-92 and is fairly common in grades up to Very Fine; nice specimens are scarce and expensive. Five pesetas with the curly head bust are also known for 1892.
Recorded mintage: 1,294,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 689, Dav-342.
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- Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.