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The Museo del Prado opened to the public on November 19, 1819 as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture. In 2019 the 200th anniversary of this spectacular and well-known museum is celebrated. To commemorate this event, the FNMT issues a collection of coins called "Bicentennial of the Prado Museum". The issue consists of three circular pieces and three square pieces, in which well-known works of the Prado Museum are reproduced.

On the obverse, an image of the sculptural work entitled "The hunting of Meleagro", made by Giovanni di Benedetto between 1583 and 1584, which is preserved in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, is reproduced. On the left, the legend SPAIN; on the right, the year of minting 2019. On the upper right side appears the legend G. BENEDETTO.

On the reverse (common to the three pieces), the logo of the Bicentennial of the Prado Museum is reproduced together with an image of the seated statue of Velázquez, made by Aniceto Marinas in 1899 and located in front of the Velázquez Gate of the National Museum of the Prado, of Madrid; under the sculpture appear the dates 1819-2019; on the right, the mint mark. At the top, the value of the currency 100 EURO. At the bottom of the coin, the legend SPAIN. At the top of the coin appears the legend BICENTENARIO DEL PRADO.

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Information about the Coin
Series Treasures of Spanish Museums  
Denomination 2 Escudos  
Year 2019  
Quality Proof  
Diameter (mm) 23  
Face Value (Euro) 100
Alloy (‰) 999  
Metal Gold  
Weight (g) 6.75  
Maximum Mintage (units) 2,500  

For more detailed information about the work and the author, we provide the link to the web of the Prado Museum.