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Spain coin 70 years of peace caused controversy

March 18, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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A Spain coin commemorates “70 years of peace in Europe” and showing the face of King Felipe VI has caused controversy because critics note that in Spain, the last 70 years includes the Francisco Franco dictatorship.
What’s more, the motto has echoes of the one the dictator himself used to celebrate “25 years of peace” following the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

The coin obverse bears portrait of King Felipe VI. The reverse features the stylized image of a a dove holding a branch of an olive tree in its beak, as a universal symbol of peace with inscription “70 YEARS OF PEACE”.

Joan Baldoví, a deputy for the Valencian group Compromís, said that “it is inappropriate for the government of Spain to attempt to celebrate 70 years of peace when this period Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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