Spanish Civil War Emergency Stamp Money
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Spanish Civil War Emergency Stamp Money

Today you can own one of the most unusual and fascinating numismatic issues available– a Spanish 15 Centimos ‘Coin’.

What makes these ‘coins’ so interesting, is that they were issued as an emergency currency during the Spanish Civil War.

The story of the emergency currency of the Spanish Civil War

During the conflict, the public began hoarding coins for their precious metal value, and with no metal available to make more coins, it became very difficult for people to pay for goods and services.

As a solution, small pieces of circular board with the Spanish Coat of arms printed on one side were created. Stamps were then welded onto the reverse to give each piece a value. In this case, the 15 Centimos stamp was used. These ‘coins’ were then issued into circulation in towns and cities throughout the country.

Issued for one year only

This strange currency was only issued for one year in 1938 and its delicate nature and small numbers mean that hardly any survive today. Even if these ‘coins’ ever make it to the UK, which isn’t very often, they are not available for long as they are quickly snapped up by collectors.

Limited number worldwide – order today to secure yours

These ‘coins’ hold a huge significance as a numismatic and philatelic collector’s piece. There are only an extremely limited number of these issues available worldwide, and considering the fascinating story behind these issues, our stock is likely to be snapped up fast.

Place your order now to secure one of these for your collection.

Click ‘Add to basket’ to order yours today.

Order Ref 185/553Y/3


  • Country of Issue: Spain
  • Year of Issue: 1938
  • Value: 15 Centimos
  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Weight: 0.5g

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.