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EUROPA PROGRAM 2020 GOTHIC GOLD COINID92907003

EUROPA PROGRAM 2020 GOTHIC GOLD COIN

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The Europe Programme, which began in 2004, is a cooperation between several European Union member states to issue a series of collector coins that commemorate important aspects of our common European identity.

On the obverse, whose structure is common in the coins of the collection, a portrait of His Majesty King Don Felipe VI is reproduced. The lower part of the piece shows the common mark adopted by the countries issuing coins for the Europa Program.

On the reverse, three motifs are reproduced, framed in three ovals: on the left there is a view of the main façade of the Cathedral of Toledo; on the right, an image of María de Molina, belonging to a painting that is kept in the Monastery Santa María la Real de Huelgas, in Valladolid; and in the lower oval there is a detail of a stained-glass window of the Cathedral of León.
Information about the Coin
Denomination 4 Escudos  
Year 2020  
Quality Proof  
Diameter (mm) 30  
Face Value (Euro) 200
Alloy (‰) 999  
Metal Gold  
Weight (g) 13.5  
Maximum Mintage (units) 2,500  

EUROPA 2020 GOTHIC GOLD COIN

On the reverse of the coin, three motifs are reproduced representing the Gothic style in Spain in various fields:
The Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo, a Catholic church located in Toledo, is one of the three 13th century Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered the "Magnum Opus" (the masterpiece) of the Gothic style. It was started in 1226 under the reign of Fernando III and the last Gothic contributions were made in the 15th century, the vaults of the central ceiling were completed in 1493, in the time of the Catholic Kings.
The cathedral of Santa Maria de Leon is one of the most relevant examples of the Gothic style in Spain. Famous for its stained glass windows, with a surface area of at least 1,764 square meters, it preserves most of the original ones, not so common in the  cathedrals of this period.It is considered one of the most extensive and best preserved collections of medieval stained glass in Europe.
Maria de Molina. A woman of great importance in the Middle Ages. She was Queen Consort of Castile during the reign of her husband Sancho IV "El Bravo" (son of Alfonso X the Wise), as well as double regent with her son Fernando IV and her grandson Alfonso XI. A woman who contributed to three different reigns throughout her life, and whose political performance was decisive for the continuation of the Crown of Castile and the consequent drift towards the kingdom of Spain. She was more than a queen, mother or grandmother of kings, she was a woman with a great sense of state, who knew how to win the respect of her subjects and the consideration of the rest of the monarchies of the time.