In the summer of 2006 twelve German cities will host the FIFA World Cup championships.
The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda, aware of the importance of this sports event, scheduled the minting of a series of collector coins that began in 2003. These will be accompanied by others to be released in subsequent years, so as to form a collection dedicated to the Germany 2006 World Football championships.
The first two coins have face values of 10 and 100 Euros.
The coins commemorating the 2006 World Football championship, both of them minted in proof quality, portray H.M. the King on the obverse, while the reverse captures the players at different moments during a football match.
|Name||Face value||Weight||Diameter||Mint run|
|8-reales silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||50.000|
|2-escudos gold||100 €||6,75 g||23 mm||25.000|
The 8-reales silver
The obverse of the coin depicts H.M. King Juan Carlos I. The reverse side of the coin captures the image of a goalkeeper in a "stretch" to block a ball.
The 2-escudos gold
The obverse of this coin portrays H.M. King Juan Carlos I. The reverse depicts a goalkeeper kicking the football back into play.
The 8-reales silver - Price: 41.76 Euros (*)
The 2-escudos gold - Price: 232.00 Euros (*)
(*) Official retail price in Spain.