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Spain 50 Centimos KM# 723
« on: April 13, 2019, 07:22:47 PM »
Hi,

There are two options of digitals in the stars (obverse) on Spanish 50 Centimos KM# 723 (50 Centimos Spain 1904, KM# 723 | CoinBrothers Catalog): 0/4 and 1/0

I think that first one was minted in 1904 and the second one in 1910. Am I correct?

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Re: Spain 50 Centimos KM# 723
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 08:19:14 PM »
I think you are quite right, but there is some confusion. In Cayón, the 1910 version (17605) is listed as having been struck in 1904 also.

The coins of this period still carry the traditional initials of mint master and assayer, to the right and left of the columns flanking the arms on the reverse. Throughout the period, there is a V to the right, but the initials on the left change. Looking at other denominations, the initials SM were used until 1906 (on the 1 centimo), while PC is first used on the 1 and 2 centimos 1911. A coin dated 1910 with initials PC could therefore not have been struck in 1904, because the initial changed only in or after 1906. In 1904, nobody could know what the next initials would be. Note that 17606 is the older head.

Peter
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 08:56:57 PM by Figleaf »
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Re: Spain 50 Centimos KM# 723
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 09:22:23 PM »
Dear Peter, I think you have perfect proof that the second one has been issued in 1910.

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