3rd Issue in the Series Treasures in Spain’s Museums

Introduction

This coin set is the third issue in a collector coin series named "Treasures in Spain's Museums".

The coins comprising this series replicate classic exhibits housed in our country's museums.

This 3rd set is composed of five coins, each of which recreates a work painted by a master artist such as Goya, Velazquez, Arcimboldo, Rubens, Tintoretto or Madrazo.

The cincuentín in this set has the distinction of being the first coloured coin produced by the Spanish Royal Mint.


Details

The set is composed of five coins minted to proof quality, encapsulated and inserted into presentation cases.

The coins are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the FNMT-RCM. They are available in three different formats: as Single coins, as a Silver Set (grouping the cincuentín and the three 8-real coins), and as a Full Set of the five coins.

3rd Issue in the Series Treasures in Spain's Museums
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- Goya

The obverse features a replica of the painting titled "The Burial of the Sardine" by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. This work is housed in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid.

The reverse depicts the work entitled "Fernando VII on Horseback" painted by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. This painting is housed in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum of San Fernando, in Madrid.

Cincuentín silver - Arcimboldo and Velázquez

The obverse reproduces the image of the painting titled "Spring" captured by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This work is housed in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid.

The reverse exhibits a representation of the work "Portrait of Cardinal Borgia" painted by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velazquez. This canvas is housed in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid.

8 reales silver - Rubens

The obverse features a portrayal of the work "Susanna and the Elders" painted by Peter Paul Rubens. This work is housed in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid.

The reverse renders the theme of the painting "Saint Augustine between Christ and the Virgin" by Peter Paul Rubens. This canvas is housed in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in Madrid.

8 reales silver - Madrazo

The obverse replicates the work titled «Isabel II, queen of Spain», painted by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz. This work is housed in the Prado Museum, in Madrid.

The reverse exhibits a replica of the work titled «The Great Captain visits the Battlefield of Cerignola», painted by Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz. This work is housed in the Prado Museum, in Madrid.

8 reales silver - Tintoretto

The obverse recreates the work «The Abduction of Helen», painted by Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto. This canvas is housed in the Prado Museum, in Madrid.

The reverse bears a portrayal of the work titled «Moses saved from the waters" painted by Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto. This work is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid.


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Sets

  • Complete set - 1.725 Euros (*)
  • Silver set - 385 Euros

Individual coins

  • 8 escudos gold - 1.340 Euros (*)
  • Cincuentín silver - 250 Euros
  • 8 reales silver - 45 Euros

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

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