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Spain: 50 Years EC/EU, 5 Years Euro Cash


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The Spanish mint will soon issue several collector coins dedicated to European themes. Some of them (€2, €12) can be had at face value, others (€10, €50, €400) will be issued in proof quality only and thus be more expensive. Pictures taken by H. Agt at the WMF earlier this month.

 

Treaty of Rome - 50 Years

In addition to the bimetallic €2 commemorative coin (that all euro countries in the EU issue) there will be this €12 collector coin:

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6117/es...chevertrxn4.jpg

 

Five Years of Euro Cash

Three different €10 coins, playing with the bridges/windows/arches themes of the euro notes:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/101/es2...euro1medah3.jpg

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/6241/es...euro2cuscu3.jpg

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/1060/es...euro3medxk8.jpg

Common side of the three €10 coins (see below):

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8655/es...eurorckmrd3.jpg

The €50 coin, with Europa on the bull (Zeus) and, on the other side, the Hispania from the first peseta coins:

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/8674/es...euromedikp0.jpg

The €100 coin, with a globe surrounded by the Twelve Stars of Europe, and the last peseta coin:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2776/es...eeuromediv6.jpg

 

Christian

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That's probably one of the most pathetic denominations I've seen on a "circulation" coin, even if it's of the NCLT variety.

The very first Spanish €12 piece was issued five years ago, right after the cash changeover. (Guess the reason for picking that odd face value was that this is almost exactly 2000 pesetas - and before 2002, that was a fairly common denomination for silver commems.) Oh well, outside the issuing country those euro collector coins are not legal tender anyway.

 

By the way, Portugal has €8 coins which AFAIK can also be had at face value. About as strange, but again, not made for circulation ...

 

Christian

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