Spain 1878-DE M 5 pesetas (78)

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Aureo sale 261, lot 709
This specimen was lot 709 in Aureo sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €135 (about US$217 with buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1878*1878. Alfonso XII. DEM. 5 pesetas. Leves impurezas en reverso. EBC-. (Alfonso XII, 1874-85, five pesetas of 1878. Planchet laminations on reverse, about extremely fine.)"
This design was struck 1877-81 in large fairly numbers and is fairly common in grades up to Very Fine; nice specimens are scarce and expensive.

Recorded mintage: 5,000,000 for DEM plus 4,147,000 for EMM.

Specification: 8.064 g, .900 fine gold, .233 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-17506, KM 676, Cal. 29, Dav-340.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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