1937, Spain (Republic). Beautiful Copper 50 Centimos Coin. Lustre Uncirculated!
Mint Year: 1937 Denomination: 50 Centimos Condition: Lustre uncirculated! Diameter: 23mm Material: Silver Weight: 5.94gm
Obverse: Female togated personification of the Spanish Republic, seated, holding olive-spray. Legend: REPUBLICA ESPAGNOLA Dexergue: * 1937 *
Reverse: Large value numeral (50) above denomination (CENTIMOS). All within circle of squares.
The Spanish Republic (Spanish: República Española) was the government of Spain between April 14, 1931 until its destruction by a military rebellion, led by General Francisco Franco.
The Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed when King Alfonso XIII left the country following municipal elections in which Republican candidates won the majority of votes. Its government went into exile on April 1, 1939, when the last of the loyalist Republican forces surrendered to rebel forces (calling themselves nacionales) led by Generalísimo Franco at the end of the Spanish Civil War.
The government in exile of the Second Spanish Republic had an embassy in Mexico City until 1976 and was formally dissolved the following year.