5th Centenary of Isabella I of Castile - Proof


5th Centenary of Isabella I of Castile complete set

The year 2004 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Isabella "the Catholic", Queen of Castile between 1474 and 1504, and an outstanding figure in the history of Spain.

To mark this occasion the FNMT-RCM has approved, minted and circulated a series of collector coins whose texts and motifs are dedicated to commemorating the figure of this well-known Queen.

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The Spanish Royal Mint presents an outstanding set of proof quality coins minted in gold and silver to mark the 5th Centenary of the death of Isabella I of Castile.

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Details - 5th Centenary of Isabella I of Castile ? Proof
Name Face value Weight Diameter Mint run
4-escudos gold 200 € 13.5 g 30 mm 5,000
Cincuentín silver 50 € 168.75 g 73 mm 8,000
8-reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 20,000

4-escudos gold

The obverse reproduces a coin minted during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, the 4-excelentes. The reverse features the coat-of-arms of the city of Granada situated on the building of La Lonja in the Royal Chapel of Granada.

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Cincuentín silver

The obverse portrays the bust of Queen Isabella I of Castile in profile and a view of the castle of La Mota. The reverse shows a fragment of the painting "The surrender of Granada" by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz that hangs in the Palacio del Senado.

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8-reales silver

The obverse features overlapping busts of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The reverse depicts Queen Isabella I of Castile, based on the anonymous portrait that hangs in the Naval Museum in Madrid.

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Whole Set

Complete Collector Set - Price: 621.76 Euros (*)

Single Coins

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

Cincuentín silver - Price: 145.00 Euros (*)

8 reales silver - Price: 41.76 Euros (*)

(*) Retail price in Spain.