7th Ibero-American: Olympic sports

Introduction

The seventh issue of the Ibero-American Series "The meeting of two worlds" is issued under the title "Ibero-American Countries and Olympic Sports". On this occasion the participating countries represent the different sports disciplines that have historically exemplified the Olympic spirit of each country.

The set is composed of nine coins representing each of the participating countries, and a sterling silver medal commemorating the 7th Ibero-American Series. As in the previous series, the nine coins are minted in proof quality. The maximum mint run for this set is 12,000 units.

Other issues in this series: (5th Series) (6th Series)


Details

A unique feature of this series is that each participating country has accepted that its national coat-of-arms appear on the coins of the other nations involved, something that has never occurred before in twenty-five centuries of Numismatic history.

The reverse sides of the coins, therefore, show the national coat-of-arms of the issuing country surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating nations.

Detalles - VII Serie Iberoamericana - Países Iberoamericanos y los Deportes Olímpicos
Name Face value Weight Diameter
Silver 8 reales Argentina 25 pesos 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Cuba 10 pesos 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Ecuador 1 sucre 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Spain 10 euros 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Guatemala 1 Quetzal 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Mexico 5 pesos 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Nicaragua 10 Cordobas 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Peru 1 nuevo sol 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Portugal 10 euros 27,00 g 40,00 mm
Silver 8 reales Medal -- 27,00 g 40,00 mm

 

8 reales silver Argentina - Basketball

8 reales plata Argentina- Baloncesto

Argentina is known for its many victories in the game of basketball and, in particular, for the well-deserved gold medal won at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

The reverse of the coin shows a characteristic scene from the game of basketball.

The obverse features the Argentine coat-of-arms as its central motif surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Cuba - Javelin throwing

8 reales plata Cuba- Jabalina

Cuba dedicates its coin to the javelin throw, a sport of significant tradition in which the country has women competitors of great prowess.

The reverse of the coin portrays a woman in the act of throwing the javelin.

The obverse features the Cuban coat-of-arms as its central motif surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Ecuador - Race walking

8 reales plata Ecuador- Marcha

Ecuador is a country famous for its great sports competitors, both men and women, who are particularly known for their aptitude in race walking and who have won many Olympic medals.

On the reverse of the coin is a rendering of an athlete shown during a race walk.

The obverse features the Ecuadorian coat-of-arms as its central motif surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Spain - Sailing

8 reales plata España- Vela

Spain has won 15 Olympic medals in sailing, which has been included as an Olympic sport for over a century.

The reverse of the coin illustrates a scene from a sailing competition.

The obverse features Spain's coat-of-arms as its central motif surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Guatemala -Tae kwon do, Equestrian events and Gymnastics

8 reales plata Guatemala-Taekwondo, hípica y gimnasia

On this coin Guatemala reproduces scenes from tae kwon do, equestrian events and gymnastics, all sports prevalent in the Pan American Games which are considered to be the overture to the Olympics.

The reverse of the coin shows the figure of an indigenous woman playing the game of pelota and the symbolic bird, the Quetzal.

The obverse features the Guatemalan coat-of-arms as its central motif surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Mexico - Olympic Gold Disciplines

8 reales plata México- Disciplinas de Oro Olímpico

Mexico's coin highlights the six Olympic sports in which the country has won gold medals: equestrian events, diving, race walking, boxing, swimming and weightlifting.

The reverse of the coin depicts a scene from the game of pelota. This was a symbol of life, death and reincarnation for the Mayan culture.

The obverse features the Mexican coat-of-arms centered, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Nicaragua - Baseball

8 reales plata Nicaragua- Béisbol

Nicaragua is the country in which baseball is considered nation-wide to be the "king of sports" since the first professional baseball league was inaugurated in 1956.

The reverse of the coin bears the image of a baseball player.

The obverse features the Nicaraguan coat-of-arms centered, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Peru - Volleyball

8 reales plata Perú- Voleibol

Peru is a country that ranks high in the sport of women's volleyball. It has won a World sub-championship, an Olympic sub-championship and several South American championships.

The reverse of the coin illustrates two players participating in this sport.

On the obverse the Peruvian coat-of-arms is portrayed centered, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Portugal - Marathon

8 reales plata Portugal- Maratón

Portugal is one of the most outstanding countries in the discipline of marathon and boasts runners of calibre in this Track and Field resistance event.

The reverse of the coin depicts the image of two marathon runners and the figure of Philippides, the Greek soldier whose exploit gave rise to this discipline.

On the obverse the Portuguese coat-of-arms is portrayed centered, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of the other participating countries.

8 reales silver Medal

8 reales plata Medalla

The medal of the 7th Ibero-American Series of Olympic Sports reflects and transmits the Olympic spirit, exertion and achievement.

The obverse of the medal features the image of the world and two hands in the act of passing the baton, symbolic of the generations to come.

The reverse is inscribed with the theme of this series, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of all the participating countries.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Coin set

Complete boxed set - 385,59 Euros