On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Spain and Portugal to the European Union (1986-2011), the mints of these two countries have prepared a commemorative issue, consisting in both cases of one gold and one sterling silver coin minted in proof quality.
The Spanish coins, minted by the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda, have face values of 20 and 10 euros, and the Portuguese coins, minted by the Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda, have face values of 0.25 y 10 euros.
Minted in Proof quality, these collector coins come in stylish jewel cases. Each of the Spanish coins may be purchased in its own case. The coins are also sold in sets classed by the metal, one set containing the two gold coins (Spain and Portugal) and the other containing the two silver coins (likewise Spain and Portugal).
|Name||Composition||Face Value||Weight||Diameter||Mint Run|
|8-reales silver - SPAIN||925 silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||10.000|
|1/25th ounce gold coin -SPAIN||999 gold||20 €||1,24 g||13,92 mm||12.000|
|8-reales silver - PORTUGAL||925 silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||7.500|
|1/25th ounce gold coin - PORTUGAL||999 gold||0,25 €||1,56 g||14 mm||12.000|
8-reales silver - Spain
1/25th ounce gold coin - Spain
Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:
Individual Spanish coins
The 8 reales silver coin - 48 Euros
The 1/25th ounce gold coin - 77 Euros (*)
Gold set (Spain and Portugal)
Set 2 coins - 165 Euros
Silver set (Spain and Portugal)
Set 2 coins - 95 Euros (*)
(*) Gold coin: exempt from VAT in EU member states.