10 euro: Fifth Centenary of the birth of Miguel López de Legazpi

Series: Spain: Silver 10 euro coins

10 euro Fifth Centenary of the birth of Miguel López de Legazpi - 2003 - Series: Silver 10 euro coins - Spain

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Miguel López de Legazpi, a conqueror of importance who colonised the Philippines and founded the capital city of Manila, the Spanish Royal Mint wished to issue a silver coin in his honour. 10 euro silver coin Fifth Centenary of the birth of Miguel Lopez de LegazpiThe obverse of this silver proof-minted coin portrays H.M. the King of Spain in profile, while the reverse reproduces a fragment of a portrait of Legazpi, painted by the Philippine artist Juan Luna, beside him a ship from that period.