Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spanish Silver Coins

Spanish silver coins are seeped in romantic yet violent history and have formed the standard by which many other coinages have been based.

A comprehensive history of Spanish silver can be found at Spanish Silver Coins.

Good fortune for the avid coin collector as this interesting history has left a legacy of Spanish silver coins from the early 16th century right up to present times.

From the very first Spanish colonial silver coin struck at Mexico during the mid 1500s (pictured) through to the current silver coins minted by the Spanish Mint, (Also known as the FNMT) .

Of course the price you pay for a Spanish silver coin will depend on:

The rarity of the coin
The condition
How much the coin is sought
How easy the coin is to acquire.

If you are interested in purchasing the early historic coins then a reputable coin dealer would be your best option. Current Spanish silver coins are available from the Spanish mint. Most of the issues have a limited mintage and are usually in collector sets. There are coins for collectors, i.e. not meant for circulation, and coins for circulation. The quality of these will be uncirculated rather than proof or brilliant uncirculated.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM - 2005 Issue is an example of a modern coin issue.

Peer the mint, “For the third issue in the series of collector coins dedicated to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, the FNMT-RCM has minted a very special coin.
It is made up of three pieces, joined together during the minting process, in 999 ppt gold and 925 ppt silver.”

What ever coins you collect, modern day silver coins or antique Spanish silver coins, you are sure to have a great deal of fun and may even improve the value of your collection as well.

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