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Online Henk

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Spanish 5 Peseta 1871 with engraving
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
I have an interesting 5 Peseta coin with King Amadeo I, dating from 1871. It is engraved around the head with RECUERDO DE P.O. which means "in rembrance of P.O." P.O. likely is a person. Might be a bit difficult to find out who this person is!

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Re: Spanish 5 Peseta 1871 with engraving
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 09:54:09 PM »
Just wondering if the P could stand for Partido (political party)? It was a time of political instability in Spain.

Peter
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Re: Spanish 5 Peseta 1871 with engraving
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 10:04:20 PM »
Just wondering if the P could stand for Partido (political party)? It was a time of political instability in Spain.

Peter

In that case the obvious word for O would be "obrero" - workers' party. But wouldn't it be "del P.O." then? "De" seems a bit illiterate. I'd guess at a person as well.