50 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. The obverse of this coin shows the wigged bust of Fernando VI, surrounded by the legend FERDND.VI.D.G.HISPAN.ET.IND.REX. The mint year, 1759, is replaced by 2018 on the current piece. On the reverse, the Lesser Royal Coat of Arms of the monarch, castle and lion quarters, with the Bourbon escutcheon in the centre, surrounded by the legends: NOMINA.MAGNA.SEQUOR.J. (we follow the greatest one). On the current coin the mark of Real Casa de la Moneda has been added, along with the value, 50 EURO.