10 euro - Bicentenary of the Museum del Prado - The Annunciation
Series: Spain - Spanish Museum Treasures
The Museo del Prado opened to the public on November 19, 1819 as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture. In 2019 the 200th anniversary of this spectacular and well-known museum is celebrated. To commemorate this event, the FNMT issues a collection of coins called "Bicentennial of the Prado Museum". The issue consists of three circular pieces and three square pieces, in which well-known works of the Prado Museum are reproduced. On the obverse is reproduced, in colors, a fragment of the work entitled "The Annunciation", made by Domenicos Theotocopoulos, El Greco, between 1597 and 1600, which is preserved in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. In the upper part the legend EL GRECO appears. On the reverse (common to the three pieces), the logo of the Bicentennial of the Prado Museum is reproduced together with an image of the seated statue of Velázquez, made by Aniceto Marinas in 1899 and located in front of the Velázquez Gate of the National Museum of the Prado, of Madrid; under the sculpture appear the dates 1819-2019. On the top of the coin, the legend SPAIN. In the lower part the value of the 10 EURO coin and the mint mark; below, the legend BICENTENARIO DEL PRADO.