Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spain 200 EURO 2010 – Gaudi gold coin

The obverse portrays the likeness of H.M. King Juan Carlos I, surrounded by the text JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA. On the lower part of the coin, between two dots, is inscribed the mint year, 2010. A border of raised dots surrounds both motifs and text.
The central motif on the reverse features the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona. To the left is a depiction of Gaudi inside an oval, underneath which, following the curve of the oval and in upper case letters, is the text ANTONI GAUDÍ. Below this appears the common mark adopted by the countries that will be issuing coins dedicated to this series.
To the right, the value in figures, 200 EUROS, is shown as two lines in large capital letters. Below this is the mintmark. A border of raised dots surrounds both motifs and texts.
Denomination 4 escudos
Face value EURO 200
Metal gold
Fineness 0.999
Diameter 30 mm
Weight 13.5 g
Mintage 3000
Source Royal Spanish Mint