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Unesco's World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites – Cave of Altamira

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Description: The design depicts in the foreground the bison painting from the Cave of Altamira located in Cantabria. In the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters, the word 'ESPANA', at the bottom the year of issuance '2015' and at the right the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 8 million coins
Date of issue: 1 February 2015
Official Journal: C 397 12.11.2014

 

Change of the Head of State

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Description: The design depicts the overlapping portraits of Kings Felipe VI and Juan Carlos I. At the bottom the name of the issuing country and the year of issuance: 'ESPANA - 2014'. At the right, the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 12 000 000 coins
Date of issue: October/November 2014
Official Journal: C396 11.11.2014

 

UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites – Park Guell

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Description: The coin depicts in the foreground a lizard sculpture which is the Park Güell emblem and was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. As background a detail of one of the pavilions situated at the Park Güell entrance. At the top, in circular sense and in capital letters the words ‘ESPAÑA’ and ‘PARK GÜELL — GAUDÍ’. At the left the year of issuance ‘2014’ and at the right the mintmark.
Issuing volume:  8 million coins
Date of issue: March 2014
Official Journal: C 51 22.02.2014 p11

 

Announced issue: UNESCO's World Heritage List - San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery

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Description: The coin 2013 issue will portray a view of San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery. In the coin obverse, in the center, there is a San Lorenzo del Escorial view; in the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters the word ESPAÑA and at the right two lines with the mint year 2013 and the text CECA. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 8 million
Date of issue: February 2013
Official Journal: C50 21.02.2013

 

UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites - The Burgos Cathedral

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The design is part of the series UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites located in Spain

Issuing volume: 8 million coins
Date of issue: 01/03/2012
Official Journal: C057 25.02.2012

 

All euro-area countries

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites - Patio de los Leones of the Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín in Granada

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The design shows the lion yard of the Alhambra, the fortified castle in the city of Granada, which in 1984 was declared UNESCO World Heritage.
Issuing volume: 8 million
Official Journal: C050 17.02.2011, p. 2

 

Cordoba's historic centre – UNESCO World Heritage series

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The coin commemorates the first Spanish site – the historical centre of Cordoba – to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1984. It portrays the ‘forest of pillars' of the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, one of the greatest and oldest examples of Islamic art in Europe. Built between the 8th and 10th centuries, the Mosque was later consecrated as a Christian cathedral and underwent successive transformations. The coin is the first in a new series dedicated to the Spanish sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, which will be issued every year starting in 2010.

Issuing volume: 8 million
Official Journal: C047 25.02.2010, p. 22

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome

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The coin shows the treaty with the signatures of the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving – designed by Michelangelo – of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957, giving birth to the modern-day European Union.

Total euro area issuing volume: 90 million coins
Official Journal: C065 21.03.2007, p.3

 

400th anniversary of the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de La Mancha

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An image of Don Quixote, the lean character imagined by Miguel de Cervantes, appears holding a lance against a backdrop of windmills. The coin commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first edition of Cervantes’ masterpiece.

Issuing volume: 8 million coins
Official Journal: C131 28.05.2005, p.9

 

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