The 2014 FIFA World Cup

Introduction

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be the 20th edition of this competition and will be contested by the men's national teams from the 208 member associations of the FIFA.

This competition has been played every four years since the 1930 inaugural tournament except in 1942 and 1946 because of the Second World War.

In 2014 the championship will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13.

To mark the occasion of this worldwide event the Spanish Royal Mint is issuing a very special collector set composed of two coins, the first a 2 escudos coin minted of .999 gold, and the second an 8 reales coin minted of .925 silver.


Details

Minted in Proof quality, the collector coins in this ninth Europa Program set come in stylish jewel cases.

Each coin may be purchased singly in its own case. The complete set presents both coins together in the same case.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup
Name Composition Face Value Weight Diameter Quality Mint Run
8 reales .925 sterling silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 10.000
2 escudos .999 gold 100 € 6.75 g 23 mm Proof 4.000

 

8 reales - silver

On the reverse, the top half of the coin reproduces the FIFA World Cup Trophy; to the left, a recreation from a football match involving two players, and to the right, a single player is portrayed in action. On the lower half of the coin is inscribed the text "2010 FIFA World CupTM and Winner". Beneath these, another take from a match shows a single player, depicted with the rhombus and the celestial globe that features on the Brazilian flag, against a backdrop outlining that country's map.

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

2 escudos - gold

On the reverse, superimposed on a depiction of the terrestrial globe, is an impression of the 2010 World Championship emblem showing the trophy that was presented by the FIFA to the National Football Team of Spain, the current world champion. At right, overlaid on an image of the territory of Brazil, the rhombus and the celestial globe that feature on the Brazilian flag.

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


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Set

  • Set 2 coins - 425 Euros

Individual Coins

  • 8 reales silver - 50 Euros
  • 2 escudos gold - 375 Euros

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