SPAIN 5 centimos 1879


SPAIN, KINGDOM, 5 centimos, 1879, bronze, KM674, red and brown AU-Unc

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Alfonso XII was declared king as a child while in exile in 1870. There was war in Spain. His people captured Valencia and the President of the Spanish Republic resigned. Alfonso came to Madrid and began a reformist reign run by his chief advisor. Economic progress ensued.

Spanish towns were issuing coins in the days of the Greeks and Phoenicians. The united kingdom began with Ferdinand and Isabella and lasted, with interruptions, until today.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.