400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations

400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations

To mark the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of the first official diplomatic embassy sent to Spain from Japan (1613-1620), known as the "Keicho-era Mission to Europe", the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Spanish Royal Mint has released a collector coin set entitled "400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations".

The set is composed of one sterling silver coin minted to proof quality with a face value of 10 euros.


Details - 8 reales silver- 400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations

The obverse portrays the likeness of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I.

The reverse shows a likeness of the samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga, the Mission's ambassador, praying before a crucifix, inspired by the painting housed in the Museum of the city of Sendai (Japan). To the left, a shape that contains the flags of Japan and Spain engraved in the latent image process. Above this, a sailing ship, symbolizing the voyage to Spain across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

The latent image reveals the flags of either Spain or Japan depending on the viewing angle

The latent image reveals the flags of either Spain or Japan depending on the viewing angle.

400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations

400 Years of Japan-Spain Relations
Name Composition Face Value Weight Diameter Quality Mint run
8 reales .925 sterling silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 30.000

 


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Coin

  • 8 reales silver- 50 Euros

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