From July 30th the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Royal Mint put on sale to the general public the fourth set of collector coins in the "Numismatic Treasures" series.
In this series, conceived to reproduce unique coins from Spain's numismatic heritage, three previous sets have been issued, the first in 2008, dedicated to the Roman Aureus and the Spanish-Greek Drachma, the second in 2009 featuring the Segovian Centen and the Cincuentin, and the third set in 2011 spotlighting the Spanish-Carthaginian Shekel and the Visigoth Triente, that of King Swinthila and that of King Leovigild.
The coins selected for this fourth set are the gold Maravedi of Alphonse VIII, the Almohad Dinar, and an Alphonse VIII Dinero. The coins, minted in proof quality in gold and silver, have face values of 100, 20 and 10 euros respectively.
Minted in proof quality this fourth set of collector coins in the "Numismatic Treasures" series is offered in an elegant luxury case.
The coins can be purchased individually or as a whole set including the three coins.
|Name||Composition||Face value||Wight||Diameter||Mint run|
|2 Escudos||.999 gold||100 €||6,75 g||23mm||6.000|
|8 reales||.925 sterling silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||10.000|
|13,92 mm coin||.999 gold||20 €||1,24 g||13,92 mm||12.000|
2 Escudos - Maravedí
With the attributes of the classic 2-escudos, this coin features on its obverse, placed centrally and outlined by a circle, a reproduction of the obverse of a gold Maravedi of Alphonse VIII.
The reverse reproduces the reverse side of the same Alphonse VIII gold Maravedi.
8 reales - Dinero
With the attributes of the classic eight reales, this coin's obverse features, centrally-placed, the obverse of a Dinero by Alphonse VIII struck in Toledo.
On the reverse the entire field is covered by a reproduction of the reverse side of the same Alphonse VIII Dinero.
Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:
Set 3 coins- 502 Euros (*)
2-escudos gold - 375 Euros (**)
8-reales silver - 50 Euros
Almohad Dinar - 13.92 mm Coin - gold - 77 Euros (**)
(*) Collector sets that include gold and silver coins: VAT is applied to the silver coins only.
(**) The gold 4 escudos coin: VAT-Exempt in the E.U. member states