March 7, 2013 – To mark the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spanish Royal Mint) has prepared a collector coin issue composed of two coins. Minted in gold and silver with the highest quality finishes, known as proof, the coins have face values of 100 and 10 euros respectively.
Spain / 100 euros / .999 gold / 23mm / 6.75g / Mintage: 4,000.
The 100-euro coin
The obverse portrays the effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos. The encircling text, inscribed in upper case letters, reads: JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA.
The mint year, 2013, flanked by single beads, is displayed at the base of the coin. A beaded edge delimits the coin ground.
The reverse features a representation of the 2010 World Championship insignia superimposed on a depiction of the terrestrial globe. The trophy represented was awarded by the FIFA to the National Football Team of Spain, the current world champions. At left, inscribed in two lines of text and uppercase letters, the value of the coin, 100 EURO, and below this the mintmark. At right, the territorial outline of Brazil and within this the rhombus and the celestial globe symbolic of the Brazilian national flag. The text COPA MUNDIAL DE LA FIFA is inscribed in uppercase letters that curve around the top of the coin. The inscription BRASIL-2014, also in uppercase letters, conforms to the curve at the base of the coin.
Spain / 10 euros / .925 silver / 40mm / 27g / Mintage: 10,000.
The 10-euro coin
The obverse portrays the effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos. The encircling text in uppercase letters reads: JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA. The mint year, 2013, flanked by single beads, is inscribed at the base of the coin curve. A beaded edge delimits the coin ground.
The reverse features the FIFA World Cup trophy. At left, a representation from a football match of two players vying for the ball; at right, a single football player chest traps the ball; further right, the mintmark. Below left another football player aiming to kick the ball; at right, an image of the territory of Brazil, and within this the rhombus and the celestial globe symbolic of the Brazilian national flag.
For further information on these coins visit the website of The Spanish Royal Mint.
This is the official website of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.