Coins of the Second Spanish Republic (1931-39)

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  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Found this 1934 Spain 25 centimos in my unsorted pile. I don't often see coins of the Second Republic Era around. The Civil War lasted 1936-39, but Franco's faction took control of most of the country fairly early on. I believe the 1937 25 centimos on the right was issued under Fascist rule. There are apparent a lot of regional or temporary issues from the war, though I don't have any yet.
    Please post your Spanish coins from this era if you would like. ob.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    You don't see 'em like that anymore . :)
  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    I only have one coin of the Second Republic, a peseta dated 1933, in an ANACS holder.

    Spain, Second Republic, AR peseta, 1993.1 ANACS 64.jpg

    Spain, Second Republic, AR peseta, 1993.2 ANACS 64.jpg

    My family in Detroit had the good fortune to know a volunteer, Marion Noble, of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This brigade of volunteers from the US joined volunteers from other countries in 1936 to fight for the Second Republic, a fight that ended, tragically I think, with the victory of Franco and the fascists and the demise of the Second Republic in 1939.

    I found a blog with Mr. Noble's memoire of his time serving in Spain:
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Absolutely gorgeous Coin @robinjojo . Almost to perfection ! ;)
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  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you. I don't have too many 20th century coins, but I was drawn to this example for its beautiful design, especially the obverse, as well as its association with the Second Republic and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

    I'm afraid that the memory of this brigade, as well as the Spanish Civil War, has faded into virtual oblivion. So much of history has been lost or deemed irrelevant.
  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    This one is before the era noted but it's the only one I have. :happy:

    spaincincoa.jpg spaincincob.jpg
  9. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Active Member

    Since the grade was not indicated I'll take the cue and not ask (translated...I'm asking, but respectful of your non-answer), but indeed a really beautiful coin. I have a bunch of raw Canadian half-dollars of that era that are nearly identical in appearance/condition, esp with some of the toning, and am curious. Thanks for sharing the photo and story.
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  10. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Which coin are you referring to? If it is my coin, it is graded MS64.

    I really do not place much credence on this system of grading, being quite old school. I prefer words over numbers, calling this coin a choice uncirculated.

    Hope this helps.
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