10 euro – Holy Year Xacobeo 2004

Series: Spain – Silver 10 euro coins

The year 2004 is a Santiago de Compostela Jubilee Year, Xacobeo 2004, the first this century and the first in the millennium. Presentation case 8 reales Holy Year Xacobeo 2004Pilgrims from around the world make the journey to the shrine of the Apostle St. James in order to obtain the indulgence granted to the faithful by the Church in the Holy Years, when the 25th July, the Day of the Apostle, falls on a Sunday. To mark this occasion the FNMT-RCM has proceeded to approve, mint and release a collector coin that bears texts and motifs on the reverse dedicated to the commemoration of the event. The obverse reproduces the overlapping profiles of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. On the reverse the centre field features the image of the Apostle James taken from the Portico de la Gloria in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Portrayed to the right of the saint is a vieira (the traditional pilgrim’s scallop shell).