125th Anniversary of the Isaac Peral Submarine

Introduction

This year will commemorate 125 years since the launch in Cadiz (September 8, 1888) of the submarine invented by Isaac Peral, the world's first submarine torpedo boat.

The design of this submarine began to take shape in 1884, subsequent to a series of investigations undertaken by Isaac Peral, particularly in the field of electricity.  In addition to being the first submarine to have an undersea torpedo, it was the first to be driven by electricity, making it a scientific breakthrough.

To mark the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Isaac Peral submarine, the Spanish Royal Mint has produced a new collector coin bearing legends and motifs dedicated to this important event.


Details - 8-reales silver

The reverse presents a depiction of Isaac Peral, scientist, sailor and inventor.  To the right, a propeller and the legend Isaac Peral.  The lower part of the coin, against a background of wavy lines, is pictured the submarine that Isaac Peral invented and which carries his name.

The obverse of the sterling silver coin bears a likeness of H.M. King Juan Carlos I.

Detalle III Centenario Biblioteca Nacional
Name Composition Face Value Weight Diameter Quality Mint run
8 reales .925 sterling silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Individual coin

8-reales silver - 50 Euros