10 euro - V Iberoamerican Series – Sailing

Series: Spain - Ibero-American Series

Image of 10 euro coin - V Iberoamerican Series – Sailing | Spain 2002.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.
The design on the obverse of this coin is based on an engraving by the artist José Espinós Gisbert (1877-1956), who joined the Casa de la Moneda in 1924 as an assistant coin engraver. The engraving represents a 16th century galleon. The development of overseas trade required well-built, steady ships that could face up to the heavy ocean swell, that had a good complement of sails and that were capable of accommodating a heavy dead weight, both in artillery and in goods and foodstuffs. The galleon weighed from 300 to 800 tons and had an overall length of 30 meters.
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