Spain 1966(70) 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) and featured a younger, pudgier portrait of Franco in 1948-67 (KM 775). This type was issued 1967-75 in large quantities. Although the coin is dated 1966, the true minting date is incuse in the stars on the reverse, where a tiny "70" 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: 75,000,000.
Specification: aluminum bronze, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 796.
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