In December 2018, the first issue of this collection of coins dedicated to the memory of the History of Navigation was made available to the public.
The collection is comprised of a total of 20 coins representing a selection of ships that, for one reason or another, have been relevant throughout the ages.
Every coin is manufactured in cupronickel, with a face value of € 1.5, and they have the same reverse in common. The obverse side of each coin displays each of the ships selected in colour, which provides a great degree of realism to the images.
The reverse side they share in common displays the face value of the coin within a centre circle, together with the legend HISTORY OF NAVIGATION. Outside the circle, six dolphins are depicted jumping over the same aquatic motifs that are also displayed in the different obverse sides of the coins. They have the following characteristics in common:
- Composition: cupronickel
- Face Value: 1,5€
- Weight: 15 g
- Diameter: 33 mm
Together with the coins, an album for collecting the coins is made available to the public, which also contains a pair of books with detailed information about each of the vessels, the manufacturing process of coins, as well as more information about the collections at the Naval Museum.
This fifth and last issue is comprised of the following coins (click on the links to display larger images of the obverse and reverse sides of each of the coins):
To find out more about this collection or for more details about each of the coins that comprise it, please visit the page dedicated to the History of Navigation.
Spanish Xebec 18th century
On the obverse is reproduced, in colour, a detail of the work "Antonio Barcelo with his mail xebec defeats two Algerian galleons in 1736", which is on display at the Naval Museum in Madrid.
On the obverse, in the central area, is reproduced, in colour, a detail of the work entitled "Sutil y mexicana, Galiano y Valdés", which is exhibited at the Naval Museum in Ferrol.
On the obverse, in the central area, is reproduced, in colour, an image of the work entitled "Submarino Galerna (S-71)", painted by Aledo, which is exhibited in the assembly hall of the main building of the Submarines Base in Cartagena (Murcia).
On the obverse, in the central area, is reproduced, in colour, an image of the Spanish polar research vessel Hesperides, according to a photograph owned by the Spanish Navy.
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