July 17, 2014 – The Spanish Royal Mint has announced the issue of an official proclamation medal on the occasion of the accession of their new Monarch, HM King Felipe VI who succeeded his father King Juan Carlos I on the 19th June. King Juan Carlos I abdicated on the 2nd June after a reign of 38 and a half years.
Medal / Silver .925 / 27 g / 40 mm / Mintage: unlimited.
The medal, which depicts Spain’s crown in the center on the obverse, also includes the name of the new King “FELIPE VI” above along with the text “REY DE ESPANA” just below. Two fleur de Lis ornaments are seen on either side of the crown. The reverse depicts the allegorical figures seen on the edifice of the Chamber of Deputies, where the proclamation of the King’s accession was read. The date of accession “19 JUNO 2014” is seen below the primary design.
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In this video clip you can see how Felipe VI was sworn in as new King of Spain.