Spanish peseta

former currency of Spain

The peseta (/pəˈstə/, Spanish: [peˈseta]) was the currency of Spain between 1868 and 2002. It was also a used in Andorra (which had no national currency with legal tender).[1]

Spanish peseta
Peseta española  (Spanish)
100 ₧ 200 ₧ – Madrid European Capital of Culture – 1992
100 ₧ 200 ₧ – Madrid European Capital of Culture – 1992
ISO 4217 Code ESP
User(s)  Spain and  Andorra
Inflation 1.4%
Source Cámara Guipúzcoa, 1998
ERM
Since 19 June 1989
Fixed rate since 31 December 1998
Replaced by €, non cash 1 January 1999
Replaced by €, cash 1 March 2002
= 166.386 ₧
Subunit
1100 céntimo (Ctm/Cts)
(because of inflation, céntimos were withdrawn from circulation in 1983)
Symbol ₧ or Pta/Pts
Nickname perra chica (5 Cts),
perra gorda (10 Cts),
pela (1 ₧),
duro (5 ₧),
talego (1,000 ₧),
kilo (1,000,000 ₧)
Coins
Freq. used 5 ₧, 25 ₧, 50 ₧, 100 ₧, 500 ₧
Rarely used 1 ₧, 10 ₧, 200 ₧, 1,000 ₧, 2,000 ₧
Banknotes
Freq. used 1,000 ₧, 2,000 ₧, 5,000 ₧, 10,000 ₧
Rarely used 200 ₧, 500 ₧
Central bank Bank of Spain
Website [http://www.bde.es www.bde.es]
Printer Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Website [http://www.fnmt.es www.fnmt.es]
Mint Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Website [http://www.fnmt.es www.fnmt.es]
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brendan D. Brown (1979). The Dollar-Mark Axis: On Currency Power. Springer. p. 79. ISBN 9781349042456.