Currency, numismatics and Francoism

Currency, numismatics and Francoism

December 2, 9 and 16, 2021. From 6 pm to 8 pm.

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A day before the activity takes place, people who have received the confirmation of their registration will be sent an email with the link to the Youtube chanel to make the connection

Online activity

Price €30. Students, retired people and Friends of the museum, €24.


This course proposes an approach to the political use of currency in circulation and the development, in the broadest sense, of numismatics under the Franco dictatorship.

The first session will focus on the iconographic analysis of banknotes and coins issued in this long period, linked to the construction of the image of the regime

The second session will raise how initially the introduction of the principles of the autarky, and at a later stage, the so-called developmentalism, contributed indifferent ways to the total renovation of the manufacturing spaces of production of metal and paper currency. In this context, the construction will be framed of a major new museum dedicated to numismatics, depending on the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, conceived as a showcase for one of the symbols of the State.

Finally, in the last session, a Barcelona vision will be introduced through the observation of the situation and activity of numismatics in the city with the remodeling of the museum of the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia and the holding of various official numismatic events. This session will end with a roundtable that will highlight the vitality and difficulties of local associations and the emergence of unique figures from the collector’s market.


  • Thursday December 2

- La construcción de una imagen política a través de los billetes del Banco de España

Patricia Alonso del Torno, Archivo Histórico del Banco de España           

- La moneda metálica como afirmación ideológica y política del régimen franquista

José María de Francisco, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Thursday December 9

- La Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre: modernidad y autarquía en la España franquista

Rafael Feria, Museo Casa de la Moneda / Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

- El nuevo Museo de la Fábrica Nacional de Moneda de Madrid

Javier Gimeno, FIDEM

  • Thursday December 16

- Barcelona circa 1958: una mirada numismàtica

Albert Estrada-Rius, Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia

- L’associacionisme i el col·leccionisme numismàtic a la Barcelona franquista

Roundtable moderated by the coordinator of the course, which will count on the participation of Simeón García-Nieto, president of the Spanish Numismatic Association, and Xavier Arce, president of the Philatelic and Numismatic Circle

  • Final debate and wrap-up of the course


Coordination: Dr. Albert Estrada-Rius, Chief Curator of the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia

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The matriculation gives right to a certificate of assistance.

Mandatory online registration.

Moneda, numismàrica i franquisme