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The F.N.M.T. - R.C.M. presents a new series of coins dedicated to recall the "History of Navigation". These series reproduce a selection of boats that, for one reason or another, have been relevant over time. It consists of twenty coins. Four of them are put into circulation in 2018 and the remaining 16 in 2019.To collect them, you can purchase the book "History of Navigation" (art. 92887050), which describes the technical characteristics of each of the boats.

Special launching offer! With the purchase of the first four coins (Phoenician Combat Ship, Drakkar Scandinavo, Spanish Navy and Juan Sebastian de Elcano School Ship), we will send you the collection book-case free of charge (art. 32887050).

On the obverse is reproduced in colours an image of the School Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano, according to a photography property of the Spanish Navy. On the right, the mint mark. Above the central image, in a circular direction and in capital letters, the inscription BUQUE ESCUELA JUAN SEBASTIÁN DE ELCANO.

On the reverse (common to all the pieces), the face value of the coin 1.5 EURO and the inscription HISTORY OF THE NAVIGATION appear. Out of the central circle there are six dolphins jumping, counter clockwise, on the same aquatic motifs that appear in the obverses.

Information about the Coin
Series History of Navigation  
Year 2018  
Colour Yes  
Diameter (mm) 33  
Face Value (Euro) 1.5
Metal Cupronickel  
Weight (g) 15  
Maximum Mintage (units) 10,000  


Era: 20th Century
Length: 113.1 m Beam:  13.1 m Depth: 8.68m Draught: Max. 7 m
Propulsion: sail and engine
Armament: two 37 mm cannons and portable armament: four machine-guns (two 12.7 mm Browning and two 7.62 mm MG-1).

Description: the Juan Sebastián Elcano training ship for officer cadets was built in the Echevarrieta y Larrinaga shipyards in Cadiz. It was named after the first person who circumnavigated the planet.

Its keel was laid on 21/11/1925, put out to sea on 05/03/1927, and given to the Armada on 17/08/1928. It cost eight million pesetas. It was rigged with a brig-schooner, bowsprit and four masts, each named after previous training ships of the Armada (Blanca-Almansa-Asturias and Nautilus).

The surface area of its 20 sails totals 3,151 m2. The top of its masts is 48.7 metres above the waterline. The ship can carry 3,770 tons. It currently has a Diesel Deutz MWM (RBV 6M) 2,070 CV engine, which can reach speeds of 16.5 knots and has an autonomy of 10,500 miles at 6 knots, the equivalent of 73 days navigating at sea.

The ship has undergone several transformations, engine changes, installation of new equipment, and its linen sails have been changed for sails made of nylon. It is currently equipped with two navigation radars, two gyroscope compasses, log-line, two echo sounders, GPS and a radio station with different equipment for the regulatory frequencies. Its crew is comprised of 24 officers, 22 non-commissioned officers, 146 sailors, 5 civilians, and it can board 78 officer cadets.

Milestones: the maiden voyage of the ship was from Cadiz to Malaga with HM King Alfonso XIII on board (1927). On 01/08/1928, it set sail for its first training voyage and its first circumnavigation, completing the journey on 29 May 1929 with Mr. Manuel de Mendivil y Elio in charge of commanding the ship.

Over the course of its long life it has participated in five great oceanic regattas and won seven times the prestigious Boston Teapot awarded by “Sail Training International” to the ship that manages to sail the most miles in any 124 hour period throughout the year.

In the training voyages No. XXX (1957) and No. LVIII (1987), the ship had the honour of including TM Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI among the officer cadets on board. The ship has completed 90 training voyages up to and including 20