Euro 2016 Coinage -Autonomous Regions

Introduction

Continuing with the issue of this series dedicated specifically to each of Spain's Autonomous Communities, the Spanish Royal Mint ends this collection, has put on sale three collector coins, dedicated to Asturias, Murcia and Basque Country. As a distinguishing feature, each of them includes a 0.925 sterling silver medal that displays the coat-of-arms of that specific Community.

The set is completed by a 2-euro commemorative coin devoted to Aqueduct of Segovia.

This release includes the set of the 2016 Spanish euro coins, presented as a limited edition in a practical numbered blister pack that protects the coins while at the same time enabling a flawless view of both sides of the coin.


Details

1 Eurocent

The maximum mint run of this Euro set containing coins minted in 2016 is 20,000 units.

Detalle Sistema Euro 2016 Autonomous Regions
Name Face value Weight Diameter
1 Cent 0,01 € 2,30 g 16,25 mm
2 Cent 0,02 € 3,06 g 18,75 mm
5 Cent 0,05 € 3,92 g 21,25 mm
10 Cent 0,1 € 4,10 g 19,75 mm
20 Cent 0,2 € 5,74 g 22,25 mm
50 Cent 0,5 € 7,80 g 24,25 mm
1 Euro 1 € 7,50 g 23,25 mm
2 Euro 2 € 8,50 g 25,75 mm
2 Euro commemorative 2 € 8,50 g 25,75 mm
Asturias Medal --- 6,72 g 24 mm
Murcia Medal --- 6,72 g 24 mm
Basque Country Medal --- 6,72 g 24 mm

 

2 Eurocent

The façade of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is depicted on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

5 Eurocent

The façade of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is depicted on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

10 Eurocent

The façade of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is depicted on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

20 Eurocent

The bust of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is reproduced on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

50 Eurocent

The bust of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is reproduced on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

2-Euro commemorative coin - Altamira Cave

The bust of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is reproduced on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

Illes Balears Medal

The effigy of H.M. the Spanish King is depicted on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

La Rioja Medal

The effigy of H.M. the Spanish King is depicted on the obverse. The reverse is common to all the Euro Zone countries.

2-euro commemorative coin - Aqueduct of Segovia

In 2016 the 2-euro commemorative coin will be dedicated to Aqueduct of Segovia, which has won the title of World Heritage. The obverse of the coin is an image of this place.

This is now the seventh coin in the annual series dedicated to UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites in Spain.

BOE: Orden ministerial (ECC/2047/2014)

Basque Country Medal

The Basque Country (Euskadi) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the north-eastern stretches of the Cantabrian region, bounded to the north by the Bay of Biscay (the Cantabrian Sea) and France, to the south by La Rioja, to the west by Cantabria and Burgos, and to the east by Navarre. The Basque Country is recognized as a historical nationality by its Statute of Autonomy. It comprises the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya. The official languages are Castilian and Euskera.

Its Statute of Autonomy was ratified on October 25, 1979. The Basque Country has no official capital, but Vitoria (Alava) is the seat of both the Parliament and the Basque Government.

Asturias Medal

The Principality of Asturias is an autonomous community composed of a single province. It is bounded to the west by the province of Lugo (Galicia), to the north by the Bay of Biscay, to the east by Cantabria, and to the south by the province of León (Castile y León). It is called a Principality on historical grounds, ever since Spain's King John I of Castile created an entitlement in 1388 conferring on the heir to the Spanish Crown the designation of "Prince of Asturias". The capital is Oviedo, and the most densely populated city is Gijón.

It is home to two indigenous languages that enjoy a similar status: Asturian or Bable, and Eonaviego or Galaic-Asturian, spoken at the councils held in the westernmost localities.

Its Statute of Autonomy was ratified on January 30, 1982.

Murcia Medal

The Region of Murcia is an autonomous community composed of a single province located in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, between Andalusia (provinces of Granada and Almería) and the Valencian Community (province of Alicante), and between the Mediterrranean coast and Castile-La Mancha (province of Albacete). The capital is the city of Murcia. Its Statute of Autonomy was approved on June 9, 1982. The official language is Castilian.

The Region is one of the main producers of fruit, vegetables and flowers in Europe. It also possesses an important tourist sector. The most noteworthy industries are those of the petrochemicals and energy production sectors (based in Cartagena) in addition to the food industry.

The order in which the series has been issued is shown in the following table:


Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Blister

  • Basque Country - 27,27 Euro
  • Asturias - 27,27 Euro
  • Murcia - 27,27 Euro

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