In 2014 the World Football Championship will be played in Brazil, where Spain's line-up will be in attendance as the World Titleholder after winning the Finals at the 2010 South Africa Championships.
The Spanish Royal Mint will release a collector coin in honor of this sports event which will mark the 20th edition of this contest.
Minted in Proof quality, the collector coin comes in a stylish jewel case.
This is the first coin issued by the Spanish Royal Mint to feature a partial coating of gold, specifically over the portrayal of the trophy.
|Name||Composition||Face Value||Weight||Diameter||Quality||Mint run|
|8 reales||.925 sterling silver with selective gold plating||10 €||27 g||40 mm||Proof||15.000|
The reverse replicates a world map on which three countries are conspicuous: Spain (the current world champion, shown together with the Spanish flag), South Africa and Brazil (these two linked by lines suggestive of the track of a football, to signify the preceding host country and the next FIFA World Cup host). Portrayed at center is the FIFA World Championship Trophy coated in gold.
The obverse of the sterling silver coin bears a likeness of H.M. King Juan Carlos I.
Official retail price in Spain, exclusive of applicable taxes:
8-reales silver - 60 Euros