5th Series Treasures from Spanish Museums - Thyssen-Bornemisza

Description

In deference to the 25th anniversary of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre -Real Casa de la Moneda has captured to reproduce in the Fifth Series of its collection “Treasures of the Spanish Museums”, some of the well-known masterpieces displayed in this Museum.

The complete set includes five coins – a gold 8 Escudos, the silver Cincuentín and three 8-Reales silver coins.

Each coin, minted in proof-quality, depicts on both obverse and reverse a variety of the most emblematic artworks exhibited at the Museum. The coins, presented in jewellery cases, are available in three different formats: individually, a four-coin set (consisting of all the silver pieces) and a complete five-coin set.

The characteristics of the pieces are as follows:

8 Escudos

The obverse of the gold 8 Escudos coin reproduces a detail of the work “Portrait of Henry VIII of England” painted by Hans Holbein the Younger. The reverse bears an image of the Domenico Ghirlandaio’s work “Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni” (1489–90).

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  • Composition: .999 gold
  • Face Value: 400€
  • Weight: 27 g
  • Diameter: 38 mm
  • Quality: Proof
  • Mint Run: 2.000 units

Cincuentín

The obverse of the Cincuentín depicts a coloured reproduction of Edward Hopper’s work “Hotel Room” (1931). Charles Ferdinand Wimar painting “The Lost Trail” (ca. 1856) is shown on the reverse.

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  • Composition: .925 sterling silver
  • Face Value: 50€
  • Weight: 168,75 g
  • Diameter: 73 mm
  • Quality: Proof
  • Mint Run: 3.000 units

8 reales

The first 8 Reales Silver Coin obverse features a portrayal of the work “Venus and Cupid” (ca. 1606–11) painted by Peter Paul Rubens. The reverse renders the theme of the painting “The Virgin and Child with Saint Rose of Viterbo” (ca. 1670) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

The obverse of the second 8 Reales Silver Coin features a replica of the painting titled “Horsewoman, Full-Face” (ca. 1882) by Édouard Manet,. The reverse depicts the work entitled “Portrait of David Lyon” (ca. 1825) by Thomas Lawrence.

The third 8 Reales Silver Coin obverse recreates the work “Bottle and Fruit Dish” (1919) by Juan Gris. The reverse exhibits a replica of the work titled “Swaying Dancer (Girl in Green)” (1877–79), painted by Edgar Degas.

Click to see enlarged images of obverse and reverse of these coins.

  • Composition: .925 sterling silver
  • Face Value: 10€
  • Weight: 27 g
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Quality: Proof
  • Mint Run: 7.500 units

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Individual coins

8 escudos gold - 1.520 Euro

Cincuentín silver - 300 Euro

8 reales silver - 55 Euro

Sets

Silver set (4 coins) - 465 Euro

Complete set (5 coins) -1.985 Euro

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

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