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The F.N.M.T.-R.C.M. announces the release of the sixteenth series of coins of the Europe Programme, and fourth of the new concept of the programme for the 2016-2020 period: Ages of Europe, dedicated to Renaissance.

On the obverse, in the center of the coin is reproduced the portrait of His Majesty the King Don Felipe VI, wearing distinctives of Captain General. On the left, the legend FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA; to the right, the year of minting 2019. On the top of the coin the legend RENACIMIENTO (renaissance). In the lower part of the coin, the common brand adopted by the countries that issue currencies dedicated to the Europe Program. A five-pointed star occupies the entire bottom of the coin. In the lower part of the currency, the common mark adopted by the countries that issue coins dedicated to the Europe programme. It occupies the entire bottom of the coin a five-pointed star.

The reverse carries three motifs set inside ovals. The upper oval contains an image of the Alhambra of Granada, with the Palace of Carlos V; in the oval to the right, a traditional image of Don Quixote on the back of Rocinante; in the left oval, in color, a detail of the portrait of Juan de la Cosa, which is preserved in the Naval Museum of Madrid. On the left side of the coin, between the upper oval and the left oval, the Ceca mark. In the lower part of the coin, the value of part 10 EURO.

Information about the Coin
Denomination 8 Reales  
Year 2019  
Colour Yes  
Quality Proof  
Diameter (mm) 40  
Face Value (Euro) 10
Alloy (‰) 925  
Metal Silver  
Weight (g) 27  
Maximum Mintage (units) 5,000  

Juan de la Cosa

Juan de la Cosa (1450 – 28 February 1510) was a Spanish navigator and cartographer, known for designing the earliest European world map that incorporated the territories of the Americas that were discovered in the 15th century. De la Cosa played an important role in the first and second voyage of Christopher Columbus to the West Indies, since he was the owner and captain of the Santa María.

In 1499, he served as the chief pilot in the expedition of Alonso de Ojeda to the coasts of South America. Upon his return to Andalusia, he drew his famous mappa mundi ("world map") and soon returned to the Indies, this time with Rodrigo de Bastidas. In the following years, De la Cosa alternated trips to America under its own command with special duties from the Crown. In 1509, he began what would be his last expedition, again with Ojeda, to take possession of the coasts of modern Colombia.

De la Cosa died in an armed confrontation with indigenous people before he could get possession of Urabá.

Palace of Charles V

The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance building in Granada, southern Spain, located on the top of the hill of the Assabica, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra. The building has never been a home to a monarch and stood roofless until 1957.

The structure was commanded by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who wished to establish his residence close to the Alhambra palaces. The project was given to Pedro Machuca., beginning the works of the Palace in 1527.The palace was not completed, and remained roofless until the late twentieth century

Don Quixote

Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon.

It represents the first novel modern and, as such, he exerted an enormous influence throughout the European narrative.