Spanish circulating euro coins catalog

 

Previous - Spanish coins before euro

Kingdom of Spain

Juan Carlos I (1975-2014)

Reform 2002
Euro=100 euro cents

coin Spain 2 euro 2000
2 euro 2000 (1999-2006)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2000
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Spain 2 euro 2009
2 euro 2009 (2007-2009)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2009 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Spain 2 euro 2010
2 euro 2010 (2010-2014)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2010
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

 

coin Spain 1 euro 2000
1 euro 2000 (1999-2006)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
1 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2000
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Spain 1 euro 2008
1 euro 2008 (2007-2009)

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2008 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Spain 1 euro 2011
1 euro 2011 (2010-2014)

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2011
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

 

coin Spain 50 euro cent 2000
50 euro cent 2000 (1999-2006)

brass
50 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2000
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Spain 50 euro cent 2008
50 euro cent 2008 (2007-2009)

brass
50 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2008 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Spain 50 euro cent 2012
50 euro cent 2012 (2010- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2012
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

 

coin Spain 20 euro cent 1999
20 euro cent 1999 (1999-2006)

brass
20 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 1999
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 20 euro cent 2008
20 euro cent 2008 (2007-2009)

brass
20 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2008 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 20 euro cent 2012
20 euro cent 2012 (2010- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2012
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Spain 10 euro cent 2005
10 euro cent 2005 (1999-2006)

brass
10 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2005
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 10 euro cent 2009
10 euro cent 2009 (2007-2009)

brass
10 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2009 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 10 euro cent 2010
10 euro cent 2010 (2010- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2010
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Spain 5 euro cent 2007
5 euro cent 2007 (1999-2009)

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2007 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 5 euro cent 2012
5 euro cent 2012 (2010- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2012
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Spain 2 euro cent 2000
2 euro cent 2000 (1999-2009)

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2000 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 2 euro cent 2013
2 euro cent 2013 (2010- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2013
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Spain 1 euro cent 2007
1 euro cent 2007 (1999-2009)

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2007 / 4 stars on the platform
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 1 euro cent 2012
1 euro cent 2012 (2010- )

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2012
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

Philipp VI (since 2014)

coin Spain 2 euro 2015
2 euro 2015 (2015- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
ESPAÑA / 2015
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Spain 1 euro 2016
1 euro 2016 (2015- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
ESPAÑA 2016
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Spain 50 euro cent 2016
50 euro cent 2016 (2010- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2016
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Spain 20 euro cent 2016
20 euro cent 2016 (2010- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2016
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 10 euro cent 2016
10 euro cent 2016 (2010- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA CERVANTES 2016
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 5 euro cent 2015
5 euro cent 2015 (2010- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2015
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 2 euro cent 2015
2 euro cent 2015 (2010- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2015
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Spain 1 euro cent 2016
1 euro cent 2016 (2010- )

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
ESPAÑA 2016
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

Spanish euro coins description

Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de Espana)
Capital: Madrid Area: 504782 km2
Population: 46.7 million (2012)
Official language: Spanish
Currency before the introduction of the euro: Spanish peseta = 100 centimes
Date of introduction of the euro: from January 1, 1999, from January 1, 2002 in cash
Head of State: King
Form of government: constitutional monarchy



Most monarchies that have the euro as official currency decorate the national side of all coins with portraits of their rulers. Spain is a rare exception in this regard. Three themes were chosen for the obverse design of the Spanish coins.
Small denomination coins are decorated with the image of the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. This is not just a famous architectural monument, an important Christian shrine and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, it is the largest temple in Spain and one of the largest examples of Romanesque architecture. The unique feature of the cathedral is that it is clearly visible from all sides, and pilgrims can spot it from afar. In 1985, the Cathedral of St. James was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Santiago Cathedral was erected on the burial site of St. James, one of Christ's disciples, to venerate his relics. Construction work began in 1082 by order of King Alfonso VI and continued for four decades until 1122. However, the consecration of the temple was carried out only in 1128 under King Alfonso IX. In the XVI-XVIII centuries. the building of the cathedral was rebuilt, expanded and decorated, as a result of which it acquired baroque features.
The national side of the coins in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 eurocents is decorated with a portrait of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) - the world famous Spanish writer. He is familiar to many from his novel The Cunning Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, which has entered the treasury of world literature. In 1835, a monument was erected in Madrid to the writer, who immortalized not only his name, but also glorified Spain throughout the world.
The portrait of the Spanish monarch is depicted only on euro coins with a face value of 1 and 2 euros. Their national side is decorated with the image of the King of Spain, His Majesty Juan Carlos I de Borbon (Juan Carlos I de Borbon, born 1938), who ascended the throne in 1975 after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, who ruled for more than 35 years.
Many predicted the fragility of the monarchy and the rule of Juan Carlos, believing that the successors of Franco's authoritarian regime would return to power. However, the reality turned out to be different. After accession to the throne, Juan Carlos immediately began to carry out democratic reforms. In 1977, political parties were legalized, the Spanish Falange (Frankish party) was dissolved. Already in 1978, a new constitution appeared, guaranteeing civil rights and freedoms, and also proclaiming Spain a parliamentary monarchy. Since 1982, the Spanish monarch has been perceived more as a national symbol and guarantor of democratic freedoms, since he takes minimal part in political life.
On the right side of the coins of all denominations there is the name of the issuing state: ESPANA (SPAIN).
In 2010, for the implementation of the Recommendation of June 3, 2005. (2005/491/EC) "Common rules for the design of national sides of European coins for circulation", as well as its successor Recommendation No. C (2008) 8625 of 19 December 2008 "On general guidelines for national sides 20 and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation”, which prescribes the depiction of 12 stars around the main motif of the coins in the same way as on the flag of the European Union, coins with the design of the national side of the new sample were issued in Spain.



Now the highlighting of some stars, which was present on old coins, is missing. On coins of 1 and 2 euros, the year is indicated on the inside of the obverse, and not at the bottom between the stars.
Coins of previous issues remain in circulation throughout the euro zone.