Puerto Rico coins? who knew?

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  1. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    When I went to Puerto Rico some years back I was looking through my change there to see if "left over" old coins was floating around, ya never know. A Local asked me if I knew that Puerto Rico had their OWN coins at one time. Being a butt of a few jokes I was skeptical but said "Really? cool" and left it at that. Some years later I found these two, He was right, they did make Puerto Rican coins. Here are mine, Ten Centavo and a (Holed durn it) 5 Centavo. Anyone have more or currency??

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  3. Muzyck

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    Puerto Rico 1896 - 5 Centavos, 1896

    Puerto Rico 1896 5 Centavos 1896 obverse.jpg Puerto Rico 1896 5 Centavos 1896 reverse.jpg

    Puerto Rico - 10 Centavos, 1896

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    Puerto Rico - 20 Centavos, 1895

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  4. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    I am Impressed thank you for showing, (makes me want to hide mine)
  5. Muzyck

    Muzyck Rabbits!

    Would be nice to see if any members have a Peso. Way out of my price range.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I purchased this coin when I visited my family in Puerto Rico. A coin shop I visit there.

    20 Centavos
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    Yes.. I'm a son of Puerto Rican parents ;)
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  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes we have the full set. 5 centavo thru 1 peso. Don't have any of the counterstamp issues.
  10. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I suspect that the coins were struck in Spain.
    Puerto Rico belonged to Spain (Spanish colony?) at that time.
    Probably Cuba too.
    That all changed in 1898.
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    No, I thought you were Heinz 57 paddyman. Just my wise remark because you often make me so darn jealous with your detecting finds...Bah-Hum-Bug
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  12. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Wow amazing finds...Congrats....they are really nice foreign coins.
  13. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I just want to state FTR that in my youth in the city, I was never a member of the Jets. I'm good.
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  14. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Your story and your coins are way cool! Thanks.
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  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Didn’t know that
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  17. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    My brush with Puerto Rico was not direct, not even close but...
    In high school the father of one of the guys that I graduated with had been the governor during WWII.
    Apparently he was also in Roosevelt's Kitchen Cabinet.
    His name was Rexford Tugwell.

    Oh, and on a Caribbean cruise we stopped one day in Puerto Rico.

    So my connection with Puerto Rico essentially incidental.
  18. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Numista is currently showing several coins, stamped with the Puerto Rico counter stamp, a Fleur-de-Lis, as being available for trade. One is a Morgan Dollar.
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  19. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    I thought that was French.
    But then I'm weak on world politics, particularly the historical part.
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  20. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    As long as it is 1885 or earlier.
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  21. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    It is and it isn't. It is also a symbol in part, of the House of Bourbon's Coat of Arms. The House of Bourbon was the ruling Dynasty of Spain, at the time.

    Governor Daban issued these in 1885, I think. I won't write a full history here and bore everybody. I just wanted to clarify why the symbol has anything to do with Puerto Rico.

    Edit: realized I left out the U and left out an apostrophe. Borbon is a sort of Spanish derivative, and it may have confused everybody. Sorry.

    Continue without me. Rambling. Senior moment. I do that.
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