Proof Set - Quincentenary Christopher Columbus

Introduction

Silver set - Quincentenary of Christopher Columbus

This year we commemorate the Quincentenary of the death of the great seafarer and discoverer Christopher Columbus, who died in Valladolid in 1506. His momentous voyage, in search of an alternative route to the Indies, concluded in the discovery of the New World.

To mark the occasion the Spanish Royal Mint has minted a proof quality series of coins dedicated to commemorate this important figure and his great achievement, the discovery of America.


Details

The five coins are blister-packed -to immaculately preserve the engraving and mirror finish- and inserted into a de luxe jewel case. All of them come with the respective certificate of authenticity issued by the FNMT-RCM.

The coins may be purchased singly, as the silver set featuring the Cincuentin and the three coins of 8 reales, or as the complete set made up of all five coins.

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Details - Proof Set ? Quincentenary Christopher Columbus
Name Face value Weight Diameter Mint run
8 escudos gold 400 € 27 g 38,00 mm 3.000
Cincuentín silver 50 € 168,75 g 73,00 mm 6.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 12.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 12.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 12.000

8-escudos gold

8 Escudos gold Quincentenary Christopher Columbus

The 400-Euro coin features a likeness of Christopher Columbus on the obverse. An astrolabe, the main navigational instrument of the time, is also portrayed at bottom left.

The reverse depicts a setting in which Columbus presents his project to the Catholic Monarchs, seen seated on their thrones.

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Cincuentín silver

Cincuentin silver Quincentenary Christopher Columbus

The obverse of the 50-Euro coin shows Christopher Columbus disembarking in America and taking possession of the land in the name of the Catholic Monarchs.

The reverse features a likeness of Columbus. The upper portion displays a cameo with the faces of the Catholic Monarchs, and, as a backdrop, the lower portion reveals part of the map of Central America.

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8 reales in silver "The Santa María"

The obverse, common for all three 10-Euro coins, portrays a likeness of Christopher Columbus and an astrolabe in the lower portion.

The reverse of this first coin presents the image of the sailing ship "Santa Maria" which Columbus captained on his first voyage to America.

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8 reales in silver "The Pinta"

The obverse, common for all three 10-Euro coins, portrays a likeness of Christopher Columbus and an astrolabe in the lower portion.

The reverse of this second coin illustrates the caravel "The Pinta" which accompanied Columbus on his first voyage to America.

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8 reales in silver "The Niña"

The obverse, common for all three 10-Euro coins, features a likeness of Christopher Columbus and an astrolabe in the lower portion of the coin.

The reverse of this third coin depicts the caravel "The Niña" which accompanied Columbus on his first voyage to America.

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Prices

The Sets

Complete Set - Price: 1.175,80 Euros (*)

Silver Set - Price: 295,80 Euros

Individual coins

The 8-escudos gold - Price: 880,00 Euros (*)

Silver Cincuentín - Price: 156,60 Euros (*)

The 8-reales silver - Price: 46,40 Euros (*)

(*) Official retail price in Spain.