2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Introduction

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is the 19th edition of this competition and the first time that it will be held on the African continent.

The Spanish Royal Mint will launch a very special issue to mark the occasion of this sports event that will be held from June 11 to July 11, 2010.

The set is made up of two coins, one a 2-escudos coin in .999 gold, and the other an 8-reales in .925 silver.


Details

Minted in Proof quality, the collector coins come in stylish jewel cases, each coin resting in its own case.

Details - 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Name Composition Face value Weight Diameter Quality Mint run
8 reales .925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 12.000
2 escudos .999 Gold 100 € 6.75 g 23 mm Proof 6.000

The 8-reales coin

The obverse of the sterling silver coin portrays the effigy of H.M. King Juan Carlos I.

On the reverse, against a background simulating the goalpost net in football, the figure of a goalkeeper is pictured throwing the ball and this latter is represented as the earth's globe.

The 2-escudos coin

The obverse of the .999 gold coin portrays the effigy of H.M. King Juan Carlos I.

The reverse shows the image of a football and an outline of the African continent.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Individual coins

8-reales silver - 44 Euros

2-escudos gold - 375 Euros (*)

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

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