Spanish Commemorative 2018

Details relating to the Spanish Commemorative of 2018.

Issue Date: 02.02.2018

Number Minted: 400,000

Mint:Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid

Mint Mark : M with Crown

The coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of birth of King Felipe VI.

The motif of the coin is the coat of arms of the king. In the coat of arms (or blazon as it is correctly called) is a shield with four sections.

In the upper left quadrant is a castle that represents the Kingdom of Castile. In the upper right quadrant is a lion representing the Kingdom of Leon. In the bottom left quadrant are a number of vertical stripes which represent the Principality of Catalonia. In the bottom right is a chain which represents the Kingdom of Navarre. At the very bottom is a pomegranate which represents the Kingdom of Granada. In the middle of the shield (escutcheon) is an oval in which there are three lilies and these represent the Duchy of Anjou.  

Surrounding the shield is a chain of orders and suspended from this is Aries of the Order of the Golden Fleece. On top of the shield is a crown.

Around the edge of the inner circle we have two inscriptions:

Between nine and ten o’clock the name of the issuing country "ESPAÑA".

Running anti-clockwise from seven to two o’clock "50 ANIVERSARIO DE S.M. FELIPE VI "(50th birthday of King Felipe VI.).

The mint mark is next to the crown between one and two o’clock and the year of issue 2018 is at eight o’clock.

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