International Polar Year


The International Polar Year is one of the most ambitious international scientific programs that covers research into both polar regions, exploring their connections to the rest of the planet.

To mark this event, the FNMT-RCM has minted a silver coin with a face value of 10 Euros.


This collector coin commemorating the International Polar Year has been struck in proof quality and minted in silver. The obverse features the effigy of H.M. King Juan Carlos I, and the reverse depicts the Oceanographic Research Ship "Hesperides" with the outline of the Antarctic visible in the background.

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International Polar Year
Name Face Value Weight Diameter Run
8-reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 12. 000


Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:


8 reales silver - 40 Euros