Spain 1966(69) 100 pesetas

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71560
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This specimen was lot 71560 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 100 Pesetas, 1966 (69). NGC MS-64. Star date "69" with straight 9 in star, KEY DATE and the rarer of the two varieties for the year. Sharply struck and highly lustrous with a lovely cartwheel effect, hint of toning in peripheries." This type was struck 1966-70 in large numbers and most dates are common. This date is scarce despite the mintage altho the price realized did not reflect the premium awarded by the SCWC. Altho the date below the bust is 1966, the actual date is in the stars on the reverse. Spain was the only country to do this and abandoned this clumsy system after 1982, during the reign of Juan Carlos.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: 19 g, .800 fine silver, 34 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-797.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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