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  • 50 Centimos 1951-1965, KM# 777, Spain, Francisco Franco
  • 50 Centimos 1951-1965, KM# 777, Spain, Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco Bahamonde (1892–1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a dictator for 36 years from 1939 until his death. Franco proclaimed himself Head of State and Government under the title El Caudillo, a term similar to Il Duce (Italian) for Benito Mussolini and Der Führer (German) for Adolf Hitler. He restored the monarchy before his death, which made King Juan Carlos I his successor, who led the Spanish transition to democracy. After a referendum, a new constitution was adopted, which transformed Spain into a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.


An anchor and a helm. The exact year of issuing is located in the stars on both sides of the word ESPANA.

1951 issued to commemorate the 2nd National Numismatic Exposition with E replacing the 19 on the lower star.

19 ESPAÑA 56


The escutcheons from the kingdoms of Castile (a castle), Leon (a lion), Aragon (pallets), Navarre (chains) and a pomegranate for the Kingdom of Granada. The arrows point up.



50 Centimos

Arrows up
KM# 777 Schön# 27
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Coin

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