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The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1, 2 and 5 Cent – Santiago de Compostela

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. What does the pilgrimage to St. James mean to Spain? And what role did the Way of St. James play for European Christians of medieval times? Here you get the backdrop of the design of the Spanish 1, 2 and 5 cent coins. more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1 Cent – 10, 20 and 50 Cent – Miguel de Cervantes

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. Choosing Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote as depiction of a coin is a masterstroke allowing the former global power Spain to give the best account of itself. more ]

The coin for the Holy Year of St. James 2010 starts on its route

To mark the celebration of the Holy Year of St. James 2010, the second Compostela Jubilee Year to occur this century ... more ]

10 Euro Spain: Shanghai Expo

Do you want to accompany a Chinese tourist when walking through the Spanish pavilion at the Shanghai Expo? Afterwards you are able to judge, whether the Spanish designer has given a good impression of the building on the new commemorative coin...
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“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Two Coins To Mark The Occasion Of The Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011

The Spanish Royal Mint and the Bank of Russia release a joint issue marking the Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011. The two collector silver coins have a common reverse, which depicts Don Quixote and a ballerina of the Russian Ballet... more ]

Spain commemorates European Football Championship

To mark the victory of Spain’s national team at the European Football Championships 2012 the Spanish Royal Mint has issued the ‘European Champions 2012’ collector coin set which comprises an edition in gold and in silver. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain (2012)

In April 2012 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Northern Spain. During the summer she published her numismatic diary of this travel. Here you can read all single parts. more ]

Spanish Painters series featuring Joan Miró

The Spanish Royal Mint has released the fifth set in the collector coin series ‘Spanish Painters’ featuring Joan Miró. The five coins comprise one gold and four silver coins, are minted in proof quality and highlight some of the artist’s most representative paintings. more ]

Spain issues two 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil coins

To mark the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Spanish Royal Mint has prepared a collector coin issue composed of two coins. Minted in gold and silver proof the coins have face values of 100 and 10 euros respectively. more ]

Coin set 'Japan-Spain relations' officially presented

Recently the Japan Mint has issued a 2013 Proof Coin Set dedicated to ‘400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Relations’. During a bilateral business meeting in Spain these sets were presented to and by high representatives of both countries. more ]

Spain releases Jewels of Numismatics V

The fifth issue in Spain’s Jewels of Numismatics series is dedicated to the Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage united both crowns under the same family and could be considered the origin of the unification of Spain. more ]

Royal Proclamation Medal Issued for Investiture of King Felipe VI

The Spanish Royal Mint has issued an official proclamation medal on the occasion of the accession of their new Monarch. King Felipe VI has succeeded his father King Juan Carlos I on the 19th June. more ]

Spain issues a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Coin

A must-have for every football fan, the Spanish Royal Mint has issued a stunning silver partially with gold plated coin dedicated to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is another tribute to the greatest sporting event of 2014, that has taken place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July. more ]

Silver Proof Coin for Anniversary of the Royal Spanish Academy

On the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Royal Spanish Academy, the Royal Mint of Spain has issued a silver proof coin. Its obverse depicts His Majesty the King of Spain, the reverse shows the entrance of the headquarters of the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy) and its emblem. more ]

New 2 Euro Coin in Spanish UNESCO World Heritage series - Park Güell

In 2010 the Spanish Royal Mint started a series of 2 Euro commemorative coins dedicated to the Spanish sites in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The latest coin in the series is dedicated to Park Güell in Barcelona, monumental work by famous architect Antoni Gaudí. more ]

Spain Issues 2014 Euro Coin Sets In “Autonomous Regions” Series

The Spanish Royal Mint continues its special series dedicated to each of Spain's Autonomous Communities. The 2014 Autonomous Regions BU circulation coin sets are dedicated to Extremadura and Galicia. more ]

Designs of the 2015 Spanish euro circulation coins

The Spanish Royal Mint presented the designs of the new 2015 Spanish Euro circulation coins. The new 1 and 2 Euro coins are the first circulation coins with the effigy of H.M. Felipe VI alone. The 2 Euro commemorative coin is dedicated to the Cave of Altamira. more ]

Spain commemorates 500 Anniversary of Saint Teresa of Jesus

The Spanish Real Casa de la Moneda has issued a silver collector coin to celebrate the 500 Anniversary of Saint Teresa of Jesus, a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint and Carmelite nun. more ]

Spain Celebrates National Summer Olympics Team

The Royal Spanish Mint has a longstanding tradition of lending support to sport teams. On behalf of the Spanish Team participating at the next Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, two proof coins will be issued, one in silver and the other in gold. more ]

Spain issues proof coins in honor of Cervantes

On the occasion of the 4th centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the Royal Spanish Mint issues two proof coins in his honor, in addition to the 30 euro face value coin. more ]

Spain commemorates 500th anniversary of King Ferdinand the Catholic

On the occasion of the 5th Centenary of King Ferdinand the Catholic, the Royal Spanish Mint issues two proof coins minted to classical metrics, one in gold and one in silver. more ]

Spain commemorates 300th Anniversary of King Charles III

The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates the 300th anniversary of King Charles III by releasing a new collector coin. Charles III was the King of Spain and nicknamed the “Best Mayor of Madrid” for the many public works that were tackled in the city during his reign. more ]

Spanish Mint issues coins for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Invited by FIFA, the Royal Mint of Spain participates in the official collector coin program of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The coins in gold and in silver feature the effigy of H.M. the King Felipe VI as well as football motifs. more ]

Spanish coins feature paintings in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, the Royal Spanish Mint devotes the fifth part of the “Treasures of Spanish Museums” series to some of this institution’s most famous paintings. more ]

Royal Spanish Mint issues its first 1 kilo silver coin

The Royal Spanish Mint has issued its first 1 kilo silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The coin shows different historical talers. more ]

Salamanca University founded 800 years ago

Founded by King Alfonso IX of Leon in 1218, the University of Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and one of the longest-standing educational centres in the world. Spain commemorates the university’s 800th birthday with a collector coin in silver. more ]

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