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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>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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