Proof set-5th Anniversary of the Euro

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

The Sets

Complete Set - 1.775 Euros (*)

Silver Set - 255 Euros

Individual coins

8-escudos gold - 1.520 Euros (**)

Silver Cincuentín - 135 Euros

8-reales silver - 40 Euros

(*) Sets containing gold and silver coins: VAT will be applied only to the silver coins.

(**) 8-escudos gold: exempt from VAT in EU member states.


Details

The five coins come blister-packed so as to wholly preserve the engraving and luster, and are presented in a deluxe jewel case together with the respective certificate of authenticity issued by the Spanish Royal Mint.

The coins may be acquired as single items, as a silver set comprising the Cincuentin and the three 8-real coins, or as the full set consisting of all five coins.

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Proof set-5th Anniversary of the Euro
Name Face Value Weight Diameter Mint Run
8-escudos gold 400 € 27 g 38 mm 3.000
Cincuentín silver 50 € 168,75 g 73 mm 5.000
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 oro - V Aniversario del Euro. Abre en ventana nueva.

The obverse of this coin reproduces in its central area the obverse and the reverse of a 1-peseta coin from 2001, the last release in the peseta denominations.

The reverse features a globe showing the map of Europe. The twelve stars surrounding the globe comprise the ensign of the European Union.

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Cincuentín silver

Cincuentín plata - V Aniversario del Euro. Abre en ventana nueva.

The obverse depicts, within a circle, the figure of "Hispania" in a reclining pose over the Pyrennees, her feet in the Straits, an olive branch in hand. This motif appeared on the first issue of Spanish pesetas in 1869.

The reverse portrays an interpretation of the Greek myth recounting the Abduction of Europa by Zeus. Europa was the beautiful daughter of Agenor and Telephassa, the sovereigns of Tyre. Zeus was captivated by her beauty and decided to metamorphose into a bull, the young girl's favorite animal. On seeing the bull, Europa climbed upon his back, and taking advantage of this, Zeus launched himself into the sea and carried her off to Crete.

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8-reales silver "Union"

8 reales plata - Unión. Abre en ventana nueva.

The obverse of this coin (common to all three coins with the 10-Euro face value) reproduces in its central area the obverse and the reverse of a 1-peseta coin from 2001, this being the last release made in the peseta denominations.

On the reverse of this first coin is a depiction of a bridge, wishing to symbolize the union between the European countries.

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8-reales silver"Liberalism"

8 reales plata. Abre en ventana nueva.

The obverse of this coin (common to all three coins with the 10-Euro face value) reproduces in its central area the obverse and the reverse of a 1-peseta coin from 2001, this being the last release made in the peseta denominations.

On the reverse of this second coin there is a rendering of some windows, meaning to symbolize the open spirit of Europe.

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8-reales silver "Cooperation"

8 reales plata. Abre en ventana nueva.

The obverse of this coin (common to all three coins with the 10-Euro face value) reproduces in its central area the obverse and the reverse of a 1-peseta coin from 2001, this being the last release made in the peseta denominations.

The reverse of this third coin portrays the image of a portal to symbolize the European spirit of cooperation.

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Introduction

Colección Plata V Aniversario del Euro

January 1, 2007 marks the 5th Anniversary of the release into circulation of the Euro, the single European currency. This collector set was minted in order to commemorate the anniversary of the event that signified a new chapter for the European Union.