The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (30th July) the upcoming sale of the fourth series of “Numismatic Treasures” a coin program which highlights Spanish heritage and reproduces numismatic designs throughout recorded national history.
The first series issued in 2008 was dedicated to the Roman Aureus and the Spanish-Greek Drachma. The second series issued in 2009 featured the Segovian Centen and the Cincuentin, and the third set in 2011 highlighted the Spanish-Carthaginian Shekel and the Visigoth Triente, the latter in two separate issues, that of King Swinthila and that of King Leovigild. The 2012 coins selected for this fourth set are the gold Maravedi of Alphonso VIII of Castille (reigned 1158 – 1214), the Almohad Dinar, and an Alphonso VIII Dinero. The set of coins includes three coins, a €100 & €20 gold and €10 silver, each re-creating historic designs.
100 EURO: With the same specifics as the classic 2 escudos denomination, this coin features on its obverse, placed centrally and outlined by a circle, a reproduction of the obverse of a gold Maravedi of King Alphonso VIII. The reverse reproduces the reverse side of the same Alphonso VIII gold Maravedi. Struck in .999 pure gold with a weight of 6.75 grams and a diameter of 23 mm. the coin is limited to 6,000 pieces.
20 EURO: Depicted center on the obverse of this coin is the obverse of an Almohad Dinar. The entire field of the reverse reproduces the reverse side of the same Almohad Dinar. Struck in .999 pure gold with a weight of just 1.24 grams, the diameter of this coin is 13.9 mm. with a mintage of 12,000 pieces.
10 EURO: With the same specifics as the classic eight reales, this coin’s obverse features as its central motif, the obverse of a Dinero issued under the reign of King Alphonso VIII struck in Toledo. On the reverse, the entire field depicts a reproduction of the reverse side of the same Alphonso VIII Dinero. Struck in sterling silver with a weight of 27 grams and a diameter of 40 mm. this coin’s mintage is authorized at 10,000 pieces.
All coins are struck to proof quality and are available as three-coin or single gold and silver coin options.
For more information on these and other coins offered by the FNMT / Real Casa de la Moneda, please visit their website at: http://www.fnmt.es/index.php?cha=collector&scha=14&page=224&spage=541 This information is currently in Spanish only.