Europa Program - Antoni Gaudí

Introduction

Under the "European Heritage" theme the Real Casa de la Moneda has minted the 7th series of collector coins in the Europa Program. On this occasion the issue was dedicated to Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), a universally-recognized figure of architecture and the Catalonian modernist style.

The reverse of the coins is dedicated to the «Temple Expiatori» of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the artist's masterpiece, known and admired the world over. In 1883 Antoni Gaudí agreed to continue the work recently initiated in the Temple. He completely altered the initial project and from 1915 onwards until his death in 1926 he devoted practically his entire life to it.

Other releases under the Europa Program: (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007) (2008) (2009) (2011)


Details

The collector coins for this seventh series in the Europa Program are minted in proof quality and come in stylish jewel cases.

The coins may be purchased singly each in its own case, or as a complete set with both coins inserted in the same case.

Detalles - Programa Europa - Antoni Gaudí
Name Composition Face value Weight Diameter Quality Mint run
8 reales 925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 12.000
4 reales 999 Gold 200 € 13.5 g 30 mm Proof 3.000

8 reales silver

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

The reverse depicts, as the central motif, the «Temple Expiatori» of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. To the left, a likeness of Antoni Gaudí. Below, the common mark adopted by the countries issuing coins dedicated to the Europa Program.

 

4 escudos - gold

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

The reverse depicts, as the central motif, the «Temple Expiatori» of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. To the left, a likeness of Antoni Gaudí. Below, the common mark adopted by the countries issuing coins dedicated to the Europa Program.


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.