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Republican Zone of Asturias & Leon in the north of Spain, it was minted in the famous town of Guernica. Pablo Picasso painted a huge and famous painting of his impressions of the devastating destruction and death brought upon the town by the Nazis and the JU-88 Stuka dive bombers. (Please check the Gallery area for a glance at this striking painting). This interesting period of history, with socialists (Republicans) battling nationalists (Loyalists), was a precursor to World War II. This is accentuated by fact that Nazi Germany participated in the conflict and used the experience and weapons testing as a way to help prepare their planned Blitzkreig (lightning war, with a total commitment of massive & varied forces) for attacks across Europe.
I would like to invite experts in this specialty to provide opinion on the authenticity of the examples of the series presented here.
Minted in Guernica with a mintage of 100K, it is very scarce in this reddish UNC condition.
Follow this link to the Moneta Library for an extensive illustrated article on Spanish Civil War Coins and Tokens:
Spanish Civil War Coins - Horvitz: [ link ]
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Keywords: Spanish Civil Guernica Asturias Leon Spain
Denomination: Peseta
Reference #: KM 2
Date/Mintmark: 1937
Condition: UNC (~70 % red)
Weight: 4.8 gm; 23mm
Metal: CU

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