Real Casa de la Moneda wishes to dedicate its second mintage of a one-kilo silver coin to the history of the main monetary units which were in circulation on Hispanic territory at some point in the period from its political and economic unification under the Romans to the dawn of the 21st century.
The coin depicts various numismatic pieces which are essential to understand the evolution of the various monetary systems that governed the peninsular economy, some originating on home ground while others were born of foreign influence.
On the obverse, in the centre of the piece, is reproduced a portrait of His Majesty the King Don Felipe VI wearing the insignia of Captain General, surrounded by the obverse and reverse of a Real from the Catholic Monarchs minted in Burgos after 1497, obverse and reverse of a Tremis from Recadero I, minted in Toledo between 586 and 601; obverse and reverse of a Peseta minted under the Provisional Government of 1869. In the outside part of the coin, the legends UNIDADES MONETARIAS ESPAÑOLAS Y FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA.
On the reverse, in the centre of the piece the Hercules’ Columns are reproduced girded with a band with the motto PLUS ULTRA, and, below, the CECA mark, surrounded by the obverse and reverse of a Dirham of Abd al-Rahman, minted in Al-Andalus between 755 and 788, the obverse and reverse of an As from the Roman Republic minted between 225 and 217 b.C., and in the lower part of the coin obverse and reverse of a Dinero of Louis the Pious, minted in Barcelona between 814 and 840, which is kept in deposit in the Gabinete Numismático del Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluyna. In the outside part of the coin, on the left side the legend ESPAÑA 2019, on the right side, the value of the coin 300 EURO.