8th Series Numismatic Treasures

Description

The 8th set of collector coins in the "Numismatic Treasures" series has been released. The series consists of reproductions of outstanding pieces from Spain´s numismatic holdings since 2008 when was minted the first coin of this collection.

This year, the issue is dedicated to the last coins of Bourbons reigns: 2 escudo gold coin of 1731 (Felipe V), 8 reales silver coin of 1808 (Carlos IV) and one peseta gold coin of 2001 (Juan Carlos I).

Other releases in this Series: (7th Series) (6th Series) (5th Series) (4th Series) (3rd Series) (2nd Series) (1st Series)

Each coin, minted in proof-quality, is presented in jewellery cases and available in individually format or a complete three-coin set. 

The characteristics of the pieces are as follows: 

2 escudo gold coin

The two escudo coin or doblón was struck at the Madrid Mint in 1731, during the reign of Felipe V, the first member of the Bourbon Dynasty to rule in Spain.

The observe reproduces the 2 escudo coin's reverse, where is showed the Royal Coat of Arms of Castilla y León, with Granada enté en point and the Bourbon in escutcheon in the centre. The reverse shows the observe of the mentioned piece where is bearing the image of a bust of the sovereign, who appears with flowing tresses after the French fashion. As a result, these coins were commonly known as peluconas, a term deriving from the Spanish word for wig.

Click to see enlarged images of obverse and reverse of this set of coins.

  • Composition: .999 gold
  • Face Value: 100 €
  • Weight: 6,75 g
  • Diameter: 23 mm
  • Mint Run: 2.500 units

8 reales silver coin

This real de a ocho, also known as peso or duro, was struck by the Madrid Mint in the last year of the monarch’s reign Carlos IV.

On the obverse, it is represented the Royal Coat of Arms of Castilla y León, with Granada enté en point and the fleurs de lis of the House of Bourbon in the centre. The reverse bears an image of Carlos IV with a pigtail tied with a bow, reflecting the Prussian-style fashion previously adopted by Carlos III.

Click to see enlarged images of obverse and reverse of this set of coins.

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

13,92 mm gold coin

Spanning 133 years, the peseta’s life is represented in the form of a 2001 one peseta coin, the design of which remained in use until 2002 when it was replaced by the euro. Of a size of just 14 mm, this coin bears witness to the quality and details of the design produced by the engravers of Real Casa de la Moneda.

On the coin's observe features the Royal Coat of Arms; the reverse shows the image of the Juan Carlos I portrait.

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  • Composition: .999 gold
  • Face Value: 20 €
  • Weight: 1,24 g
  • Diameter: 13.92 mm
  • Mint Run: 7.500 units

Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

Individual coins

2 escudos gold- 450 Euro

8 reales silver- 55 Euro

13.92 mm gold- 75 Euro

Set

Complete set (3 coins) - 580 Euro

(*) The gold "8 escudos" and "13,92 mm" coin: VAT-Exempt in the E.U. member states.

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