2nd Series Spanish Painters - Dalí

Introduction

This set dedicated to the talented artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is the second issue in the series entitled "Spanish Painters", with which we wish to honor the most exceptional Spanish creators throughout history.

This 2nd Series is made up of five collector coins that re-create some of the painter's most well-known works of art.

Public Information about Salvador Dalí


Details

The set is composed of five proof quality coins, blister-packed and presented in jewel cases. The coins are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the FNMT-RCM and they are sold in three different presentations: singly, as a Silver Set (grouping the Cincuentín and the three 8-real coins), and as the Complete Set which includes all five coins.

Details - 2nd Series Spanish Painters - Dalí
Name Composition Face value Weight Diameter Quality Mint run
8-escudos 999 Gold 400 € 27g 38 mm Proof 3.000
Cincuentín 925 Silver 50 € 168,75 g 73 mm Proof 5.000
8-reales 925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000
8-reales 925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000
8-reales 925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000

8-escudos gold

This coin with a denomination of 400 euros reproduces on the obverse a depiction of the oil painting "Galarina" (1944-1945), a magnificent portrait of Gala, Dali's muse, for whom he felt profound admiration and which is kept, as are the other paintings portrayed in this set (with the exception of the oil "The Temptation of St. Anthony"), in the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueres (Gerona).

The reverse of this first coin features the central scene from the oil painting "Tristan and Isolde" (1944). This legend of medieval origin relates the story of two lovers whose hopeless love captured the attention of Dali.

Cincuentín silver

This coin with a face value of 50 euros reproduces on the obverse the central scene from the oil painting "The Spectre of Sex Appeal" (1934), which gives expression to Dali's conflicts with the feminine sex.

The reverse features a rendering of the central scene from the oil "The Temptation of St. Anthony" (1946), painted while Dali was in the United States, and which is of particular significance because it marks the beginning of his later mystical phase that showed his predilection for religious themes.

8-reales silver "Retrospective Bust of a Woman"

The obverse, common to the three silver 8-real coins, reproduces the central scene from the painting "Self-Portrait with l'Humanité" (1923). In this work Dali paints himself dressed as a laborer and acting like an agitator, thus attesting to his admiration for the revolutionary ideas of the time.

The reverse of this first 8-real coin that has been given a 10-euro face value depicts the work "Retrospective Bust of a Woman" (1933).

8-reales silver "Portrait of Pablo Picasso in the 21st Century"

The obverse, common to all three silver 8-real coins, features the central scene from the work "Self-Portrait with l'Humanité" (1923). In this painting, Dalí paints himself dressed as a laborer and acting like an agitator, thus attesting to his admiration for the revolutionary ideas of the time.

The reverse of this second silver 8-real coin that has been given a 10-euro face value reproduces the work "Portrait of Pablo Picasso in the 21st Century" (1947), an oil painting which forms part of the series of portraits of personalities that this universal painter regarded as geniuses.

8 reales silver "Automatic Beginning of a Portrait of Gala"

The obverse, common to the three silver 8-real coins reproduces the central scene from the work "Self-Portrait with l'Humanité" (1923). In this painting Dali paints himself dressed as a laborer and acting like an agitator, thus attesting to his admiration for the revolutionary ideas of the time.

The reverse of the third 8-real coin with a 10-euro face value reproduces the work "Automatic Beginning of a Portrait of Gala" (1932), in which the artist displays his desire to experiment with the different stages of picture composition.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

The Sets

Complete Set - 1.782 Euros (*)

Silver Set - 392 Euros

Individual coins

8-escudos gold - 1.390 Euros (**)

Cincuentín silver - 260 Euros

8-reales silver - 44 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.

Descargar BOE: Resolución de 28 de junio de 2013, de la Secretaría General del Tesoro y Política Financiera, por la que se revisan y publican los precios de venta al público de monedas de colección.