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Spain: “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” the focus of new silver coin

July 20, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre–Real Casa de la Moneda will issue, on the 24th July, a new silver coin with colour accenting that seeks to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism. The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This new initiative seeks to further the development among public- and private-sector decision-makers and the public at large, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

Spain in particular is a very desirable destination for literally millions of tourists who are attracted… Full article at the source>

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Spain: Tercentenary of the Royal Company of Midshipmen celebrated with new silver coin

March 18, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre FNMT / Real Casa de la Moneda RCM have unveiled their latest silver collector coin, which marks the Tercentenary (300th anniversary) of the Real Compañía de Guardias Marinas (Royal Company of Midshipmen), founded in 1717. The academy was first established in the city of Cadiz by José Patiño y Rosales (1666–1736), Spain’s secretary of state during the reign of King Felipe V, from 1700 to 1746. Initially, the academy was intended to offer scientific/practical instruction to future naval officers, combining an eminently practical British style of training to midshipmen as well as the solidly… Full article at the source>

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Spain: World Cup 2018 features on latest gold and silver collector coins

March 3, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have unveiled (27th February) two new coins that celebrate the sports world’s most prestigious tournaments on the football/soccer calendar: the World Cup. The 21st World Cup tournament was awarded to the host country of Russia in December 2010. The announcement was made from the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) headquarters in Zurich, winning out over nine other countries who had placed their bid to host.

The tournament will last for 32 days, with the opening ceremonies to commence on the 14th June 2018 and conclude on the 15th… Full article at the source>

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Spain: “Treasures of Spanish Museums” Latest Series Launches with Spectacular Gold Coin and Silver Coin Set

November 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, Gold, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, Treasure, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their very popular “Treasures of the Spanish Museums” series, which debuted in 2013. This is the fourth collection and this year includes four coins–three silver and one gold. The series focuses on some of Spain’s most beloved and well-known masterpieces, capturing them in precious metals, meticulously detailed and engraved. A total of 12 paintings, many of them displayed in Spain’s various national museums throughout the country, have been selected for feature in the series. For the 2016-dated collection, the Real… Full article at the source>

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300th Anniversary of Spanish Postal Service “Correos” featured on New Silver Coin

July 15, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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On July 18, the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda will issue a new collector coin celebrating the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Spain’s postal service.

Granted by Royal Warrant of King Philip V on July 13, 1716, the system was implemented to deliver the King’s orders and diplomatic dispatches, which included his personal correspondences as well as government payments and monies. The warrant granted by the King was seen as a national service and a successor to privately organized services run by noble or titled personalities in Spain.

The re-organization of the national service… Full article at the source>

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Spain Highlights 500th Anniversary of the Death of King Ferdinand of Aragon on Gold and Silver Coins

June 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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 The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda has issued new gold and silver coins to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of one of Spain’s more well-known monarchs. King Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) is well remembered for the role he and his wife Queen Isabella played in financing a voyage that would forever change the known world.

The King, also known as Ferdinand the Catholic, first became King of Sicily as Ferdinand III. As a consequence of his marriage to Queen Isabella I of Castile in 1474, he was… Full article at the source>

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400 Years of the Madrid Mint Celebrated with Spanish “Jewels of Numismatics” Series VI

September 28, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Casa Real de la Moneda, have launched (28th September) their sixth set of coins in the series entitled “Jewels of Numismatics,” which this year is dedicated to the 400th Anniversary of the Madrid Mint. The esteemed and historic Madrid Mint, direct precedent of the Spanish Royal Mint, was founded by Royal Warrant proclaimed by HM King Philip III in 1614. Coin production thereafter commenced in April 1615 with the minting of gold 2 escudos and silver 4 real pieces. Also in 1615, coins known as maravedís, a… Full article at the source>

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Conjoined Effigies of Spain’s Felipe VI & Letitzia Unveiled for Forthcoming Coin Series

August 3, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda has officially announced the new effigies appearing on the mint’s silver face-value coins, issued to celebrate national anniversaries, events, or royal occasions. The portraits were also approved by the Ministry of Finance, which oversees the themes and depictions on all of Spain’s coinage.

The new effigies include profile portraits of Spain’s new King Felipe VI and Queen Letitzia, who succeeded to the Spanish throne in June 2014 after the abdication of HM King Juan Carlos I. The new portraits will be the first time Spain’s new Queen consort… Full article at the source>

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Spanish “Museum Treasures” Unveiled on Latest Series of Gold and Silver Coins

July 2, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in conjunction with the Real Casa de la Moneda, have announced (30th June) the upcoming issue of their latest collection, “Treasures of the Spanish Museums.” The collection is the third of its kind and will include five coins, each issued in gold and silver. This year’s collection sees some of Spain’s most beloved and well-known masterpieces captured in precious metals, meticulously detailed and engraved. A total of 12 paintings, many of them displayed in Spain’s various national museums throughout the country, have been selected. For the third issue of this very… Full article at the source>

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Prominent Spanish Saint Honored on Latest Silver Crown Coin

March 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in conjunction with the Casa Real de Espana have issued (27th March) a new coin which pays tribute to Saint Teresa of Jesus, also known as Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of her birth. A prominent Carmelite nun, Teresa of Jesus is remembered as an author during the Counter Reformation, a Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther and John Calvin in the early 16th Century.

Born in 1515 as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada in Gotarrendura, in the province of Ávila, Spain, Full article at the source>

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Spain Lays Out Silver Won from U.S. Treasure-Hunters

June 14, 2014 in Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Museums, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Ship Wrecks, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Naharnet Newsdesk. June 13th, 2014. (http://www.naharnet.com/)

Spain has proudly put on show tens of thousands of silver coins from a 19th-century shipwreck that it won back in court from U.S. treasure hunters.

The country’s soon-to-be king, Felipe, and future queen Letizia on Thursday launched the exhibition in central Madrid celebrating the return of the sunken treasure to Spain.

They viewed treasures and documents that tell the story of how British warships blew up the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, sending its precious cargo to the bottom of the sea.

The highlight of the show, in the basement of Madrid’s recently reopened National Archaeological Museum, is a glass case containing heaps of more than 30,000 tarnished silver coins.

The cargo came to Spain in 2012 after a five-year legal battle with Odyssey, the U.S. company that hauled it up two centuries after it sank.

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Silver coin found off Nassau County could be evidence of missing Spanish treasure ship

June 2, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Ship Wrecks, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, World Coins

One silver coin does not a shipwreck make.

 

By Dan Scanlan Sun, Jun 1, 2014 (http://members.jacksonville.com)

But the recent discovery of that coin off Amelia Island could mean Doug Pope and Amelia Research and Recovery are one step closer to finding the Spanish galleon San Miguel, which Pope believes sank in August 1715 off Nassau County.

The silver reale’s recovery came as the group and its $3 million research and recovery vessel, Polly-L, searched in unusually clear water, Pope said.

“It is the right time frame and right nationality and we are trying to pick up the trail of the ship. … We are pretty positive that it is here,” he said.

Pirates as well as the Spanish, who mined gold in South America and shipped it home in vast armadas, are part of the history of Nassau County. So “who knows what’s down there” in the waters offshore, Amelia Island Museum of History Executive Director Phyllis Davis said. “We are always excited when there might be some new discovery and this was the path from Spain to South America and it is very, very possible that it is down there,” Davis said. “I know they will be very careful how they excavate it.”

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Gold! $250K in centuries-old coins found

July 15, 2013 in Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Ship Wrecks, Spain Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting

By Leslie Holland. July 15, 2013 (http://www.cnn.com)

(CNN) — “Constantly searching for a needle in a haystack” is what Brent Brisben says he does for a living, and on days like Saturday, the payoff makes the work worthwhile.

Brisben owns the 1715 Treasure Fleet Queen’s Jewels salvage company. This weekend, he and his crew of three found quite a few “needles” in their oceanic “haystack” — 48 gold coins that date back 300 years, to be exact.

The coins, called escudos, were part of the treasure aboard a fleet of 11 Spanish galleons wrecked by a hurricane off the Florida coast on July 31, 1715. It was this famous shipwreck that gave this part of Florida its nickname, The Treasure Coast.

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$500M shipwreck treasure given up by U.S. company shown for the first time

November 30, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Treasure

BY ALAN CLENDENNING ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.detroitnews.com) Nov, 30th, 2012

Madrid — Spanish cultural officials allowed the first peep Friday at some of the 16 tons (14.5 metric tons) of shipwreck treasure worth an estimated $500 million that a U.S. salvage company gave up this year after a five-year ownership dispute.

Only a tiny portion of the haul from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, a galleon that sank off Portugal’s Atlantic coast near the straits of Gibraltar in 1804, was shown to the media: 12 individual silver coins, a block of encrusted silver coins stuck together after centuries underwater, two gold tobacco boxes and a bronze pulley.

Authorities, who have been inventorying the treasure since it was flown from Florida to Spain in February, said it will be transferred later this year from Madrid to the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean city of Cartagena. Displays are expected to start next year, with some items put on rotating temporary displays at museums across the country.

Though previous estimates have put the value of the treasure at $500 million, Spanish officials said they weren’t trying to determine an amount because the haul is part of the nation’s cultural heritage and can never be sold under Spanish law.

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Spanish Gold and Silver Coin Series Highlights Work of Joan Miró

November 19, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins

November 19, 2012 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Royal Mint of Spain – Real Casa de la Moneda has issued (5th November) their latest set of coins which highlight internationally famous Spanish painters – this is the fifth such series. The first set released in 2008 was dedicated to Velázquez, the second to Salvador Dalí, the third to Goya, and the fourth jointly to Domenicos Theotocopoulos (El Greco), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, José de Ribera (El Españoleto), and Francisco de Zurbarán.

This year’s set highlights the works of Joan Miró (1893-1983). The five coins that comprise the set, one gold and four silver, highlight some of the artist’s most striking and representative paintings. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism and in numerous interviews dating from the 1930’s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society. He famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting. In 1954 he was given the Venice Biennale print making prize and in 1958 he was presented with the Guggenheim International Award. In 1980 Miro received the Gold Medal of Fine Arts from King Juan Carlos of Spain. In 1981, the Palma City Council established theFundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, housed in the four studios that Miró had donated for the purpose. Today, Miro’s paintings sell for between $250,000 and $26 million. A price of $17 million was realized at a U.S. auction for the La Caresse des étoiles (1938) in May 2008, at the time it the highest amount paid for one of his works.

400 Euro Pintores Españoles (Joan Miro) Gold Coin Spain

400 Euro Pintores Españoles (Joan Miro) Gold Coin Spain

400 €URO:  The obverse portrays a rendering of the work entitled “Self-portrait” painted between 1937 and 1960, from the María Dolors Miró collection, on loan to the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. The reverse depicts the work entitled “Portrait of a Young Girl” painted in 1919, and held by the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Struck to proof quality in .999 fine gold with a weight of 27 grams and a diameter of 38 mm. A mintage of 3000 pieces has been authorized for this traditional Eight Escudos coin.

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