The Spanish Basketball Team had its biggest all-time success with the award of a gold medal at the 15th World Basketball Championships held in Japan during the summer of 2006.
The Spanish Royal Mint, desiring to join in the celebration of this record Spanish victory, has minted two collector coins featuring basketball-related themes.
The bi-metal coin is shaped as a regular 12-sided polygon and is composed of three pieces, assembled during the minting process, made out of 0.999 gold and 0.925 silver. The 8 reales coin, circular in shape and with a reeded edge, is minted in 0.925 silver.
The coins may be purchased individually, each in its own case, or as a set of the two coins together in one case.
|Name||Face Value||Weight||Diameter||Mint Run|
|Bi-metal coin||300-Euro||Gold-17,26 g Silver-11,54g||40mm||2.006|
|8 reales silver||10-Euro||27,00 g||40mm||15.000|
The obverse depicts a pair of hands poised to shoot the ball into the basket in the background. The image of a ball, fashioned in silver, is inserted above.
The reverse portrays a player from the Spanish Basketball Team dunking the ball. The image of the ball, fashioned in silver, has been inserted into the coin to coincide with the ball on the obverse.
8 reales silver
The obverse features His Majesty King Juan Carlos.
On the reverse, over the drawing of a ball, a scene is shown of two basketball players in which one of them attempts to dunk the ball and the other tries to stop him.
Case containing 2 coins - Price: 1.096,40 Euros(*)
Gold and silver coin - Price: 1.050,00 Euros(*)
The 8-reales silver - Price: 46,40 Euros(*)
(*) Official retail price in Spain.