Spain 1963(64) peseta
This coin, issued in the later years of the Franco regime (1939-75), is a descendant of the silver peseta issued in the late nineteenth century. This denomination was first issued in aluminum bronze in 1944 (KM 767). This type was issued 1948-67 in large quantities. Although the coin is dated 1963, the true minting date is incuse in the stars on the reverse, where a tiny "64" 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: 80,000,000.
Specification: 3.5 g, aluminum bronze, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 775.
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