100 EURO 150 YEARS OF THE ESCUDOSID92887021
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the last minting of spanish gold coins in escudos and also of the first minting of the spanish peseta. To commemorate it, the Royal Mint of Spain will produce a collection of 4 gold coins.
The coins will resemble the original ones, including their technical specifications with the exception of minor alterations, namely the year date, the face value and the current mint mark.
The collection consist of 4 gold coins as follows:
8 escudos Felipe V, 4 escudos Felipe II, 2 escudos Felipe III and 1 escudo Fernando VI.
A 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 mint mark, the Segovia aqueduct, and C, the assayer’s initial. To the right, the unit value, II. On the coin now being struck, the assayer’s mark is substituted by , the mark of Real Casa de la Moneda de Madrid, and the original value, by 100 EURO. 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.
|Face Value||100 €|
|Face Value (Euro)||100|
|Maximum Mintage (units)||2,000|
2 ESCUDOS - FELIPE III. Segovia. 1607
The Segovia Mint, Real Ingenio de la Moneda de Segovia, was built under Felipe II en 1583, following the design of architect Juan de Herrera. It was at this mint that the rolling system would be used throughout the seventeenth century to produce the prestigious gold pieces of 100 ESCUDOS, known as centenes, and the 50 REAL silver pieces, cincuentines, during the reigns of the monarchs of the House of Austria.