Europa Program-Alphonse X the Wise

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

The set

Case containing 2 coins - 754 Euros (*)

Individual coins

8-reales silver - 44 Euros

4-escudos gold - 710 Euros (**)

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

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


Details

Minted in Proof quality, the collector coins in this fifth series of the Europa Program are presented in stylish jewel cases. The coins may be acquired either singly, each in its own case, or as the full set of both coins presented together in one case.

For the first time in these Europa Program series the reverse of the coins has been minted with a latent image, one of the viewing angles showing the crowned "M" and the other the year of minting.

Programa Europa-Alfonso X el Sabio

Detalles - Programa Europa - Alfonso X El Sabio
Name Face value Weight Diameter Mint run
8-reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 20.000
4-escudos gold 200 € 13.5 g 30 mm 3.500

8-Reales Silver

8 reales plata

The obverse of the silver coin has been struck with the effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos.

Centrally placed on the reverse is a rendering of the seated statue of King Alphonse X the Wise, sculpted by J. Alcoverro for the steps of the main façade of the National Library of Spain.

4-Escudos Gold

4 escudos oro

The obverse of the gold coin has been struck with the effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos.

Centrally placed on the reverse is a rendering of the seated statue of King Alphonse X the Wise, sculpted by J. Alcoverro for the steps of the main façade of the National Library of Spain.


Introduction

In 2004, coinciding with the expansion of the European Union, several Mints from the old continent joined forces in the numismtic program entitled Europa, for the purpose of minting collector coins with a common theme.

Under the motto "European Heritage" the Spanish Mint has issued the 5th Series of collector coins in the Europa Program. The issue is dedicated to the memory of King Alfonso X the Wise (1221-1284), recognized worldwide for having created the Translators' School of Toledo and for his extensive legal, historical, scientific and literary works.

Other releases under the Europa Program: (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007) (2009) (2010) (2011)