Spain Starter Kit 2002

Obverse of Spain Starter Kit 2002
Details The Spanish Starter Kit was issued on December 15 2001, priced at ESP 1999,96 (rounded up to ESP 2.000) and includes 43 coins:

Coin included in the Spanish Starter Kit: 4 x 1 cent, 9 x 2 cents, 6 x 5 cents, 6 x 10 cents, 7 x 20 cents, 7 x 50 cents, 2 x 1 euro, 2 x 2 euros

Spain was one of the first countries to join the eurozone. In April 1998 the Spanish Prime Minister unveiled the designs chosen for the national side of the Spanish coins:
  • the 1 and 2 euro coins bear the effigy of King Juan Carlos I
  • the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins have the portrait of Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature
  • and the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins depict the Obradoiro facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the masterpieces of Spanish baroque.
The final images of the three designs are the work of the Spanish Royal Mint's engravers: Garcilaso Rollan designed the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins; Begona Castellanos the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins; and Luis Jose Diaz those of 1 and 2 euro.
Mintage 23,000,000 pieces
Issue price 12.02 euros

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