100 euro – 150th Anniversary Spanish Escudos
Series: Spain – Gold 100 euro coins
In 1868, 150 years ago, one of the most important monetary laws in Spain was enacted, at which time the Peseta was introduced as the single monetary unit, causing the disappearance of the Escudo coins as an official means of payment. Commemorating this anniversary, the Royal Mint of Spain has issued four gold coins with different metrics in 2018: one, two, four and eight Escudo coin. The collection consists of four gold coins minted in proof quality, which represent faithful reproductions of the coins of the period, including their technical specifications, with the exception of minor modifications, such as the year of minting, the face value of the coin and the mint mark. reproduction of a 2 ESCUDO coin struck under Felipe III in 1607 at the Segovia Mint, Real Ingenio de la Moneda de Segovia. The obverse of the original coin shows the Royal Coat of Arms of Felipe III with the quarters of Castile and León, Aragon and Sicily, Granada, Austria, Burgundy (old and new), Brabant, Flanders and Tyrol, with the blazon of Portugal in the centre of the upper half. To the left of the coat of arms, the current mint mark and the original face value which has been replaced by the current value. The devices are surrounded by the legend: PHILIPPUS.III.D.G. (Dei Gratia). On the reverse, the Jerusalem Cross inside four semicircles joined by ivy leaves, surrounded by the legend HISPANIARUM.REX. The mint year, 1607, is replaced by the current one, 2018.