With the title European Inheritance, Real Casa de la Moneda is issuing the eleventh series of collector coins within the Europa Programme. The issue is dedicated to Manuel de Falla (Cádiz 1876 - Alta Gracia, Argentina 1946), one of Spain's greatest composers of all time.
Manuel María de los Dolores Falla y Matheu (Cádiz, Spain, November 23rd 1876 - Alta Gracia, Argentina, November 14th 1946) was, together with Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, Joaquín Turina and Joaquín Rodrigo, one of the leading Spanish composers of the first half of the twentieth century.
He died from a cardiorespiratory arrest in Alta Gracia, Argentina on November 14th 1946.
Minted in proof quality, the collector coins in this, the eleventh series within the Europa Programme, are presented in elegant jewellery cases.
Each coin is available in an individual case or, if preferred, you may opt for the full set, consisting of both coins in the same case.
|Name||Composition||Face Value||Weight||Diameter||Quality||Mint Run|
|8 reales||.925 sterling silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||Proof||7.500|
|4 escudos||.999 gold||200 €||13.5 g||30 mm||Proof||2.500|
8 reales silver
The reverse bears an image of Manuel de Falla's head in bronze, a work by sculptor Juan Cristóbal. The sculpture is held by the Manuel de Falla Archive, Granada.
The obverse of the silver coin bears an image of HM King Juan Carlos I.
Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:
- Set 2 coins - 725 Euros (*)
- 4 escudos gold- 675 Euros (**)
- 8 reales silver- 50 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.