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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 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

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

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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

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

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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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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>

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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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