Spanish euro coins

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Spanish euro coins feature three different designs for each of the three series of coins. The minor series of 1, 2 and 5 cent coins were designed by Garcilaso Rollán, the middle series of 10, 20, and 50 cent coins by Begoña Castellanos and the two major coins feature the portrait or effigy of King Juan Carlos I of Spain designed by Luis José Díaz. All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of minting, and the word España (Spanish for Spain).

Current series[edit]

In 2010, Spain updated their national sides in order to comply with the European commission recommendations. In the €1 and €2 coins, the same portrait of king Juan Carlos I was used, but the year position was placed in the inner part of the coin. Moreover, the twelve star ring no longer contained chiseled sections.[1] The chiseled sections were also removed from designs for the other coins.

Depiction of Spanish euro coinage (second series) (Obverse side)
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
The Obradoiro façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
2€ edge inv2.svg for a total of 12 stars
Effigy of King Juan Carlos I

First series (1999–2009)[edit]

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of Spanish euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
The Obradoiro façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
2€ edge inv2.svg for a total of 12 stars
Effigy of King Juan Carlos I

Circulating Mintage quantities[edit]

Face Value[2] €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
1999 720,950,970 291,650,970 483,450,970 588,050,970 762,250,970 370,950,970 100,150,970 60,450,970
2000 83,350,400 711,250,400 399,850,400 243,850,400 29,250,400 519,550,400 89,250,400 36,550,400
2001 130,850,574 463,050,574 216,050,574 160,050,574 146,550,574 351,050,574 259,050,574 140,150,574
2002 140,977,699 3,977,699 8,177,699 112,977,699 91,377,699 9,677,699 335,477,699 163,877,699
2003 670,331,790 31,431,790 327,431,790 292,331,790 3,931,790 5,831,790 297,231,790 44,331,790
2004 206,657,000 206,657,000 258,657,000 121,857,000 3,857,000 4,357,000 98,657,000 4,057,000
2005 444,147,077 275,047,077 411,347,077 321,247,077 3,947,077 3,847,077 77,747,077 3,947,077
2006 383,850,004 262,150,004 142,750,004 91,750,004 101,950,004 3,950,004 101,550,004 3,950,004
2007 383,958,434 185,258,434 247,058,434 132,058,434 46,458,434 3,958,434 150,558,434 3,958,434
2008 374,556,940 191,256,940 239,056,940 139,256,940 102,256,940 3,856,940 153,756,940 19,456,940
2009 131,467,500 164,067,500 219,767,500 151,367,500 75,367,500 3,967,500 60,567,500 17,467,500
2010 227,330,000 153,130,000 203,130,000 104,930,000 3,830,000 3,930,000 40,030,000 3,930,000
2011 357,940,200 107,940,200 105,540,200 4,340,200 3,940,200 3,940,200 100,440,200 3,940,200
2012 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **

* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
** Data not available yet
*** Small quantities minted for sets only

Identifying marks[edit]

National Identifier "España"
Mint Mark Mintmark of Casa de la Moneda, Madrid.jpg
Engraver's Initials None
€2 Edge inscription Edge com2 s01.jpg

€2 commemorative coins[edit]

Spanish UNESCO World Heritage Sites series[edit]

Spain will start the commemorative coin series Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO (UNESCO World Heritage) in 2010, commemorating all of Spain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which could continue until 2050. The order in which the coin for a specific site is issued coincides with the order in which they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.[3] The coins issued are:

Year Number Design
2010 1 Historic Centre of Córdoba
2011 2 Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
2012 3 Burgos Cathedral
2013 4 Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid
2014 5 Works of Antoni Gaudí
2015 6 Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain

Gold and silver commemorative coins[edit]

Forgeries[edit]

In Avilés, Asturias, a Spanish one-euro coin was discovered with the image of Homer Simpson, a cartoon character from the show The Simpsons, in place of King Juan Carlos I. It is not known if any more coins with the character's image have been produced.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comisión Europea (2009). "Asuntos Económicos y Financieros – Caras Nacionales[ES]". Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Spanien: Weitere Ausgaben der 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenserie "UNESCO-Weltkulturerbestätten"" (in German). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Homer Simpson ya tiene su moneda de euro en España | elmundo.es

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