4th Series Spanish Painters - El Greco, Murillo, Ribera and Zurbaran

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

The Sets

Complete Set - 1.800 Euros (*)

Silver Set - 410 Euros

Individual coins

8-escudos gold - 1.390 Euros (**)

Cincuentín silver - 260 Euros

8-reales silver - 50 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.


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 - 4th Series Spanish Painters - El Greco, Murillo, Ribera and Zurbaran
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 [3 coins] 925 Silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000 [each coin]

8-escudos gold - El Greco

This coin with a face value of 400 Euros reproduces on the obverse El Greco's painting "Aged Nobleman" that is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid.

The reverse depicts a detail from another of El Greco's paintings "The Martyrdom of Saint Maurice" that is held by the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Cincuentín silver - El Greco

This coin with a face value of 50 Euros features on the obverse a detail from the upper part of the painting "Burial of the Conde de Orgaz", also by El Greco, that is kept in the Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo.

The reverse replicates a detail from the lower part of the same work.

8-reales silver - Murillo

With the classic coinage equivalent of eight reales and a face value of 10 Euros, this coin portrays on the obverse a likeness of Bartolome Esteban Murillo based on a medallion carved by the sculptor Ramon Barba (1767-1831) that graces the facade of the Prado Museum building in Madrid.

The reverse shows a replica of the painting "The Good Shepherd" by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, that is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid.

8-reales silver - Ribera

With the classic coinage equivalent of eight reales and a face value of 10 Euros, this coin portrays on the obverse a likeness of Jose de Ribera based on a medallion carved by the sculptor Ramon Barba (1767-1831) that graces the facade of the Prado Museum building in Madrid.

The reverse replicates the canvas "Jacob's Dream" by Jose de Ribera, housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid.

8-reales silver - Zurbarán

With the classic coinage equivalent of eight reales and a face value of 10 Euros, this coin portrays on the obverse a likeness of Francisco de Zurbaran based on a medallion carved by the sculptor Ramon Barba (1767- 1831) that graces the facade of the Prado Museum building in Madrid. The reverse reproduces the work "Hercules Fights with the Nemean Lion" by Francisco de Zurbaran, housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid.


Introduction

This set is dedicated to four important Spanish artists: Domenicos Theotocopoulos -El Greco- (1541-1614), Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), Jose de Ribera -Lo Spagnoletto- (1591-1652) and Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664). This is the fourth issue in the series entitled "Spanish Painters" which was designed to honour the most prominent Spanish creators in history.

This fourth set is composed of five collector coins that recreate some of the most well-known works of these painters. The first set in the series was dedicated to Velazquez, the second to Salvador Dali and the third to Goya.