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3 Gold 25 Pesetas I Thought Were Stolen More Than 40 Years Ago

 
 
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 Posted 06/21/2019  12:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ribmat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If you would like to read about how these 3 coins and an 8 escudos have been in my family for 100+ years and how the rest of the loot got lost. Read my post at http://goccf.com/t/349617.
Here are the three 25 pesetas coins they weigh 8g each exactly. The dark stuff on them scratches off with my finger nail but I am leaving them alone.



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 Posted 06/21/2019  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you make out the numerals in the stars?
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 Posted 06/21/2019  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You could try ultrasonic cleaning with detergent to remove the dirt without damaging the coins.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  02:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ribmat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ultrasonic for cleaning coins. I wouldn't have worked that out. Just looked at cleaners on eBay for $40. I will post more pics when they are clean.
@fioti I will look under the loupe and let you know.
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 Posted 06/23/2019  05:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txabs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In Spain, despite coining its coins according to the standards of the Latin Monetary Union, did not respect the standards of gold coins. The LMU minted pieces of 20 units and 6.45g of .900 gold. 25 pesetas are 8.06g of .900 gold

In those years, British and the French governemst negotiated the entry of the United Kingdom into the Union, but they had problems because the British did not want to devalue the gold sovereign.

These coins of 25 pesetas are equivalent to a gold sovereign (7.25g of fine gold 25 pesetas vs 7.32g fine gold sovereign). Later, after British rejected their entry, Spains started to mint 20 pesetas 6.45g coins.

They are easy to find on high grades. They almost did not circulate. There also was 25 pesetas banknotes, and people is not stupid, the used the gold coins to keep their savings instead of paying. Is not important to make out the digints on stars. These coins have bullion value below MS, and I guess their sentimental value is higher than monetary value.

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