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Another letter addressed to Rivadeo, Spain, this time bearing a pair of 25 céntimos de peseta postage stamps. Another currency change had taken place as of February 1, 1871. This time the currency had changed to 100 céntimos, equaled one peseta. Valuations were now one half real plata fuerte, equaled 10 céntimos de escudo, equaled 25 céntimos de peseta.

While this August 23, 1872 cover from Matanzas bears 50 céntimos de peseta, in reality, it is the same 1 real rate that had previously applied to single weight mail addressed to Spain.

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Tome I, p.43a: Matanzas to Rivadeo, Spain. 23 August, 1872

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