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As the current year of 2021 is the European Year of Rail and also marks the 80th anniversary of Renfe, we wish to dedicate the collection to the history of the railway so as to draw our customers closer to the evolution of one of mankind’s most important modes of transport.

The collection consists of 20 coins: 15 issued in 2021 and the other five, in 2022.

On the obverse, an image in colour of a commuter train operated by Renfe Cercanías, a commercial division of the Spanish railway company Renfe. On top of the central image, the legend RENFE - CERCANÍAS. Outside the image, devices reminiscent of different rails.

On the reverse of all the coins, inside a central circle, the legend HISTORIA DEL FERROCARRIL (HISTORY OF THE RAILWAY). Underneath, the value of the coin: €1.5 EURO. Outside the central circle, an image of a railway track.

Information about the Coin
Series History of Railways  
Year 2021  
Colour Yes  
Diameter (mm) 33  
Face Value (Euro) 1.5
Metal Cupronickel  
Weight (g) 15  
Maximum Mintage (units) 7,000  


Year: 2002

Country: Spain

Traction: Electricity

Transport: Passengers

Weight: 421.5 T

Top speed: 120 km/h

 In view of the extraordinary increase in demand for commuter services, the Spanish railway company, Renfe, decided to design a new model of train to meet this need. As a result, under the generic name of the Civia, Series 462, 463, 464 and 465 were developed.

In 2003, Renfe began the trialling protocol with the first carset delivered by Alstom and CAF/Siemens. Its main novel feature was its articulated design, giving passengers freedom of movement throughout the train. Moreover, the design had the added advantages of lower energy consumption and greater reliability and comfort on account of its high soundproofing levels and up-to-the-minute air conditioning system.   These trains were the first of Renfe’s to have a low-floor coach running flush with the platforms, ensuring accessibility for people with limited mobility by means of automatic ramps. The Civia’s modular structure provides a wide range of seating capacities, going from124 in Series 462 to 277 in Series 465.

In addition to the computerisation of power, control and auxiliary equipment, the arrangement of the bogies was equally innovative in that each car had only one (the power bogie) at each end, shared with the adjoining car.  The exception was the cars at either end as they had one carrier bogie and one power bogie shared with the next car. Each power bogie had two three-phase asynchronous traction motors, with 435 hp each. All versions have a top speed of 120 km/h.

Civia trains also feature a video surveillance system, consisting of a screen on each driver’s desk and two cameras per car. What is more, they have two different brake systems: electro-pneumatic and compressed air, so that there is one suited to every need.