Spanish Museum Treasures, Series II

Spanish Museum Treasures, Series II

This collection is the second issue of a series of collector coins titled Spanish Museum Treasures.

The coins making up this series bear images of iconic pieces belonging to Spain's museums.

This, the second series, is formed by five coins, each depicting works by the artists El Greco, Goya, Rubens and Anton van Dyck respectively.

In this instance, the works depicted belong to the Prado National Museum, with the exception of one, which is kept at the Primate Cathedral of Toledo.

BOE: Orden Ministerial (ECC/190/2014)


Details

The collection consists of five encapsulated proof-quality coins presented in jewellery cases.

The coins come with a certificate of authenticity issued by FNMT-RCM and are available in three different presentations: individual; the Silver Collection, containing the cincuentín and the three 8-real coins; and the Complete Collection, which contains all five coins.

Spanish Museum Treasures, Series II
Name Composition Face Value Weight Diameter Quality Mint Run
8 escudos .999 gold 400 € 27 g 38 mm Proof 2.000
Cincuentín .925 sterling silver 50 € 168.75 g 73 mm Proof 4.000
8 reales .925 sterling silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm Proof 7.500

8 escudos gold - El Greco

The obverse bears an image of the work Portrait of an Unknown Gentleman, painted by Domenicos Theotocopoulos, El Greco between 1600 and 1605. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

The reverse bears an image of the work St. John the Evangelist, painted by Domenicos Theotocopoulos, El Greco towards 1605. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

Cincuentín silver - Goya

The obverse bears an image of the work The Kite, painted by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes between 1777 and 1778. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

The reverse bears an image of the work The Snowstorm or Winter, painted by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes towards 1786. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

8 reales silver - Rubens

The obverse of the first piece bears an image of the work The Three Graces, painted by Peter Paul Rubens between 1630 and 1635. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

The reverse of the first piece bears an image of the work Philip II on Horseback, painted by Peter Paul Rubens towards 1630. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

8 reales silver - Antonio van Dyck

The obverse of the second piece bears an image of the work Sir Endymion Porter and Anton van Dyck, painted by Anton van Dyck towards 1635. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

The reverse of the second piece bears an image of the work The Metal Serpent, painted by Anton van Dyck between 1618 and 1620. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.

8 reales silver - El Greco

The obverse of the third piece bears an image of the work The Disrobing of Christ, painted by Domenicos Theotocopoulos, El Greco between 1577 and 1579. The painting is held by the Primate Cathedral of Toledo.

The reverse of the third piece bears an image of the work The Trinity, painted by Domenicos Theotocopoulos, El Greco between 1577 and 1579. The painting is held by the Prado National Museum.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Sets

  • Complete Set - 1.750 Euros (*)
  • Silver Set - 410 Euros

Individual Coins

  • 8 escudos gold - 1.340 Euros (*)
  • Cincuentín silver - 260 Euros
  • 8 reales silver - 50 Euros

(*) "8 escudos - gold" coin: VAT-Exempt in the E.U. member states.

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