Category Archives: Royal Spanish Mint

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Spain: New colour silver Proof coin unveiled in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of Spanish Legion

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda has released (15th June) new silver and colour collector coins which highlight an anniversary for one of the country’s more distinct branches of the military. The Spanish Legion, informally known as “The Tercio” or “The Tercios” (an old Spanish military term that roughly translates as “regiment”), is an elite unit of the Spanish Army that belongs to Spain’s Rapid Reaction Force and is modelled on the French Foreign Legion

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Spain: Possible €1.6 billion windfall for Banco de Espana as billions of pesetas still remain unredeemed

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If you’re one of the many who have a stash of pesetas lying around somewhere in your drawer from an unforgettable holiday, you’re not alone, as it has been reported that more than 1

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Spain: Silver and colour coins issued in celebration of Prado Museum’s bicentenary anniversary

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (20th November) new anniversary coins which recognise the bicentenary anniversary of perhaps one of the world’s most renowned and respected museums in the world — the famed Prado. First opened to the public on the 19th November 1819, The Museo del Prado was initially conceived as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture

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Spain: New silver Proof and colour coin marks 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Spanish Civil Guard

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (23rd September) their latest collector coins which are in observation of the country’s premier law enforcement organisation. The Guardia Civil, which celebrates its 175th anniversary of creation in 2019, is currently the oldest law enforcement agency with responsibilities that cover the whole of Spain

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Spain: New silver Proof and colour coin marks 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Spanish Civil Guard

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (23rd September) their latest collector coins which are in observation of the country’s premier law enforcement organisation. The Guardia Civil, which celebrates its 175th anniversary of creation in 2019, is currently the oldest law enforcement agency with responsibilities that cover the whole of Spain

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Spain: New silver coins dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing included in dual Spanish-U.S. presentation

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda will release (1st July) their latest collector coins, which is the first time collector coins of the Casa Real de la Moneda and the United States Mint will be presented in a single two-coin set. The occasion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by United States NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins

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Spain: New silver coins dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing included in dual Spanish-U.S. presentation

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda will release (1st July) their latest collector coins, which is the first time collector coins of the Casa Real de la Moneda and the United States Mint will be presented in a single two-coin set. The occasion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by United States NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins

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Spain: Gold and silver collector coins highlight Spanish Renaissance as part of Europa Star series

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (27th May) their latest collector coins which are part of the ongoing Europa “the Ages of Europe” Star series highlighting the various eras of European civilisation. The specific ages or epochs are taken from the seven eras depicted on the euro-zone banknote series introduced in 2002

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Spain: Historical coins used in Spain featured on super-sized silver one-kilo coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has launched (29th April) their second pure silver one-kilo coin which highlights various forms of money or coinage, which, at one time, circulated in Spain or the Americas. The first one-kilo collector’s coin was issued in 2017 and featured large size silver pieces prevalent in the Americas which inspired the development of the silver dollar

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Spain: Constitution anniversary features on new silver collector coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda has released new collector coins which are in celebration of the country’s constitution that was ratified in December 1978. Following the death of Spain’s head of state Generalissimo Francisco Franco in November 1975, the country underwent fundamental and societal changes which for many had brought Spain closer to a more democratic path

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Spain: New silver commemorative coin celebrates the founding of Asturias and includes an effigy of its princess

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre Real Casa de la Moneda has launched (23rd July) new commemorative silver coins which are minted in celebration of the 1,300th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingdom of the Asturias. The coin depicts effigies of HM King Felipe VI and his 13-year-old daughter Princess Leonor, who appears on national Spanish coinage for the first time

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Spain: 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca features on latest silver crown coin

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre—Real Casa de la Moneda has released (21st May) new silver crown coins which are in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, one of the world’s oldest continuous institutes of higher learning and the oldest university in the Spanish-speaking world. Founded in the year 1218 by royal warrant of HM King Alfonso IX de León (reigned 1188–1230), king of Leon and Galicia, he was considered a man ahead of his time

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Spain: Colourful crest depicted on new silver coin issued in celebration of king’s 50th birthday

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda have issued (30th January) a new commemorative 30-euro silver coin which is minted in celebration of the 50th birthday of His Majesty King Felipe VI, who celebrates his special day on the same day of the coin’s official issue. King Felipe VI succeeded to the Spanish throne in June 2014 upon the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos, who stepped down after a reign of almost 39 years

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Spain: “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” the focus of new silver coin

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda will issue, on the 24th July, a new silver coin with colour accenting that seeks to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism. The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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Spain: Fifth series of Treasures of Spanish Museums launched with new gold and silver coins

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda have unveiled (7th June) the latest series of their artistically influenced coins detailing some of Spain’s greatest treasures and masterpieces housed in many of the country’s exceptional museums and palaces.
This latest series, the fifth to date, features masterpieces from a diverse range of artists, eras, and styles

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Spain: Fifth series of Treasures of Spanish Museums launched with new gold and silver coins

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda have unveiled (7th June) the latest series of their artistically influenced coins detailing some of Spain’s greatest treasures and masterpieces housed in many of the country’s exceptional museums and palaces.
This latest series, the fifth to date, features masterpieces from a diverse range of artists, eras, and styles

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Spain: European Union’s Maastricht Treaty celebrating 25 years on new silver coin

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda have launched (5th June) their annual-issue silver face-value commemorative coin. This year the coin highlights the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty—the agreement which established the European Union, successor to the European Economic Community, which was in force from 1957 to 1992

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Spain: European Union’s Maastricht Treaty celebrating 25 years on new silver coin

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda have launched (5th June) their annual-issue silver face-value commemorative coin. This year the coin highlights the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty—the agreement which established the European Union, successor to the European Economic Community, which was in force from 1957 to 1992

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Spain: Comprehensive history of the dollar creatively illustrated on new kilo silver coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, is issuing (29th May) a new, 1-kilo silver Proof-quality coin that comprehensively and intricately details the chronological history of the silver dollar—perhaps one of the most well-known coins in modern history.
The coin’s impressive design includes images from the many coins preceding the American dollar coin and offers a great insight as to the development of many crown-sized silver coins that emerged in the new world, all with similar specifications and even similar designs of their own

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Spain: Comprehensive history of the collar creatively illustrated on new kilo silver coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, is issuing (29th May) a new, 1-kilo silver Proof-quality coin that comprehensively and intricately details the chronological history of the silver dollar—perhaps one of the most well-known coins in modern history.
The coin’s impressive design includes images from the many coins preceding the American dollar coin and offers a great insight as to the development of many crown-sized silver coins that emerged in the new world, all with similar specifications and even similar designs of their own

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Spain: Latest Europa Star series launched, featuring the “Age of Iron and Glass”

 

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, have issued (18th April) the second series in the current Europa Star programme, which is entitled “Ages of Europe—Iron and Glass.” The Europa Star coin program is an ongoing annual initiative that was begun in 2004

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Spain: Latest Europa Star series launched, featuring the “Age of Iron and Glass”

 

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, have issued (18th April) the second series in the current Europa Star programme, which is entitled “Ages of Europe—Iron and Glass.” The Europa Star coin program is an ongoing annual initiative that was begun in 2004

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Spain: World Cup 2018 features on latest gold and silver collector coins

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have unveiled (27th February) two new coins that celebrate the sports world’s most prestigious tournaments on the football/soccer calendar: the World Cup. The 21st World Cup tournament was awarded to the host country of Russia in December 2010

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Spain: World Cup 2018 features on latest gold and silver collector coins

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have unveiled (27th February) two new coins that celebrate the sports world’s most prestigious tournaments on the football/soccer calendar: the World Cup. The 21st World Cup tournament was awarded to the host country of Russia in December 2010

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Spain: Popular “Numismatic Treasures” Coin Series Launches Seventh Set

 
The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their popular “Numismatic Treasures” series, which focuses on some of the extraordinary coins found in Spain and those exquisite pieces struck in the country as a kingdom. The latest coins include three versions—two gold and one silver—and feature designs of coins that have been discovered during excavations over the centuries as far back as the 6th century BC

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Spain: Popular “Numismatic Treasures” Coin Series Launches Seventh Set

 
The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their popular “Numismatic Treasures” series, which focuses on some of the extraordinary coins found in Spain and those exquisite pieces struck in the country as a kingdom. The latest coins include three versions—two gold and one silver—and feature designs of coins that have been discovered during excavations over the centuries as far back as the 6th century BC

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Spain: “Treasures of Spanish Museums” Latest Series Launches with Spectacular Gold Coin and Silver Coin Set

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their very popular “Treasures of the Spanish Museums” series, which debuted in 2013. This is the fourth collection and this year includes four coins–three silver and one gold

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Spain: 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Carlos III Remembered on New Silver Coin

On September 16, Spain’s Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda announced plans the release of a new commemorative coin honoring the 300th anniversary of the birth of King Carlos III of Spain. Carlos III was considered by many historians to be a man of vision and enlightenment, and is remembered to this day for his legacy of progressive and reform-oriented policies

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300th Anniversary of Spanish Postal Service “Correos” featured on New Silver Coin

On July 18, the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda will issue a new collector coin celebrating the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Spain’s postal service.
Granted by Royal Warrant of King Philip V on July 13, 1716, the system was implemented to deliver the King’s orders and diplomatic dispatches, which included his personal correspondences as well as government payments and monies

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Spain Features 2016 Rio Olympic Games on New Gold and Silver Coins

Spain’s Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, has announced the release of two new coins marking the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The XXXI Olympiad will be the first held on South American soil, 120 years after the start of the modern games

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400 Years of the Madrid Mint Celebrated with Spanish “Jewels of Numismatics” Series VI

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Casa Real de la Moneda, have launched (28th September) their sixth set of coins in the series entitled “Jewels of Numismatics,” which this year is dedicated to the 400th Anniversary of the Madrid Mint. The esteemed and historic Madrid Mint, direct precedent of the Spanish Royal Mint, was founded by Royal Warrant proclaimed by HM King Philip III in 1614

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Conjoined Effigies of Spain’s Felipe VI & Letitzia Unveiled for Forthcoming Coin Series

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda has officially announced the new effigies appearing on the mint’s silver face-value coins, issued to celebrate national anniversaries, events, or royal occasions. The portraits were also approved by the Ministry of Finance, which oversees the themes and depictions on all of Spain’s coinage

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Spanish “Museum Treasures” Unveiled on Latest Series of Gold and Silver Coins

 
The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in conjunction with the Real Casa de la Moneda, have announced (30th June) the upcoming issue of their latest collection, “Treasures of the Spanish Museums.” The collection is the third of its kind and will include five coins, each issued in gold and silver

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Prominent Spanish Saint Honored on Latest Silver Crown Coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in conjunction with the Casa Real de Espana have issued (27th March) a new coin which pays tribute to Saint Teresa of Jesus, also known as Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of her birth. A prominent Carmelite nun, Teresa of Jesus is remembered as an author during the Counter Reformation, a Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther and John Calvin in the early 16th Century

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Spain: 2015 Europa Series Coins Mark 70 Years of Peace

The Casa Real de Espana in conjunction with the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre have announced their first collector’s coins for 2015 which highlight one of Europe’s most important anniversaries this year, that of the 70th anniversary of continued peace between nations since the end of the Second World War. Despite the differences between countries in Europe – some of them high-profile, the European people have managed to keep the option of all-out war and armed conflict between their countries off the table and as a consequence of a diplomatic approach, the continent has experienced the longest period of peace in its modern history

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Spain: Royal School of Artillery Featured on New Commemorative Coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) in conjunction with the Casa Real de la Moneda has issued a new silver coin which marks the 250th anniversary of one of the country’s most prestigious military academies, the Royal School of Artillery which is the principal training establishment for artillery warfare in the Spanish Army.
On the 16th May 1764, by order of King Carlos III, the Royal School of Artillery was inaugurated in the Alcázar de Segovia (Segovia Castle)

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Effigy of Spain’s New King Felipe VI Unveiled

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in association with the Casa Real have unveiled the effigy or portrait of HM King Felipe VI which will be used on most collector’s coins produced by the Spanish Mint with the issue of a new 30 euro coin.
King Felipe VI succeeded to the Spanish throne on the 19th June of this year after his predecessor and father King Juan Carlos announced his intention to abdicate on the 2nd June after a 38 year reign

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Spain ISSF World Championships Featured on New Silver Coin

The Casa Real de la Moneda have announced the issue of a new collector’s coin which highlights the 51st ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Championship – scheduled to take place from the 6th to the 20th September in the city of Granada, Spain.
The ISSF World Championships, which include competitions in the four disciplines of Rifle, Pistol, Running Target, and Shotgun, have been held every four years since 1954 in similar fashion to the Olympic Games

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Royal Proclamation Medal Issued for Investiture of King Felipe VI

The Real Casa de la Moneda de Espana have 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 announced his intention to abdicate on the 2nd June after a reign of 38 and a half years

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos Abdicates, Succeeded by New King Felipe VI

The announcement of the Spanish King’s decision to abdicate in favor of his heir, the Prince of the Asturias, Prince Felipe came as somewhat of a surprise to many Spaniards as the practice of abdication is not a tradition within the Spanish Crown as it is in countries such as the Netherlands or Luxembourg.

King Juan Carlos signs the document of abdication, ending his reign of nearly 39 years

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