August 2, 2012 – To mark the victory of Spain’s national team at the European Football Championships held in Poland and Ukraine, the Spanish Royal Mint has put on sale to the public on July 23 the ‘European Champions 2012’ collector coin set in commemoration of this sporting achievement. The set is composed of a 200-Euro face value gold coin and a 10-Euro face value silver coin, both proof-quality minted.
Spain / 200 Euro (4 escudos) / 999 gold / 13.5 g / 30 mm / Mintage: 4,000.
The obverse portrays the effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I. Inscribed in a circle surrounding this motif is the text ‘JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA’ displayed in upper-case letters. The lower part of the coin conveys the mint year, 2012, marked by dots on either side. A beaded edge delimits both motif and texts.
On the reverse, two curves running from left to right of the coin represent the path of a ball pitched during a game. The foreground depicts a football player celebrating the scoring of a goal. The mintmark can be seen to his right, and further right is featured the football itself. Above this, inscribed on two lines of text, is the face value, 200 EURO, while the wording CAMPEONES DE EUROPA in uppercase letters reads from the upper right area of the coin in a descending curve.
The coin is also struck as 10-Euro face value coin in silver.
The Spanish Royal Mint offers further information on these and other collector coins.