Europa Program - Enlargement of the E.U. Proof quality coins

Introduction

Common logo for the enlargement of the European Union

In 2004 the European Union underwent the greatest expansion in its history both in scope and in diversity.

On the occasion of this unprecedented event the Mints of France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Portugal and Spain joined together in a common numismatic program, named the Europa Program. Under this program each of the Mints would release a silver coin featuring a common logo. In addition, the Spanish Royal Mint struck a gold coin to welcome the new countries into the E.U.


Details

The obverse of both coins portrays H.M. King Juan Carlos I. The reverse shows the map of Europe with the names of the new European Union member states, namely, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus.

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Details - Europa Program - Enlargement of the E.U. Proof quality coins
Name Face value Weight Diameter Mint run
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 50.000
4 escudos gold 200 € 13,5 g 30 mm 5.000

The 8-reales silver

The obverse portrays H.M. King Juan Carlos I, while on the reverse is depicted a map of Europe with the names of the new nations that have joined the European Union: Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, and Cyprus.

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The 4-escudos gold

The obverse portrays H.M. King Juan Carlos I, while the reverse features a map of Europe showing the names of the new nations that have joined the European Union: Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, and Cyprus.

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Prices

Individual coins

The 8-reales silver - Price: 41.76 Euros (*)

The 4-escudos gold - Price: 435.00 Euros (*)

(*) Official retail price in Spain.