Spanish euro coins
Spanish euro coins feature three different designs for each of the three series of coins. The minor series of 1, 2 and 5 cent coins were designed by Garcilaso Rollán, the middle series of 10, 20, and 50 cent coins by Begoña Castellanos and the two major coins feature the portrait or effigy of King Felipe VI of Spain. All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of minting, and the word España (Spanish for Spain).
In 2010, Spain updated their national sides in order to comply with the European commission recommendations. In the €1 and €2 coins, the same portrait of king Juan Carlos I was used, but the year position was placed in the inner part of the coin. Moreover, the twelve star ring no longer contained chiseled sections. The chiseled sections were also removed from designs for the other coins.
In 2015, the portrait on the €1 and €2 coins was changed to that of the new King Felipe VI following his father's abdication the previous year.
Circulating Mintage quantities
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€2 commemorative coins
Spanish UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
Spain will start the commemorative coin series Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO (UNESCO World Heritage) in 2010, commemorating all of Spain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which could continue until 2050. The order in which the coin for a specific site is issued coincides with the order in which they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The coins issued are:
|2010||1||Historic Centre of Córdoba|
|2011||2||Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada|
|2013||4||Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid|
|2014||5||Works of Antoni Gaudí|
|2015||6||Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain|
|2016||7||Aqueduct of Segovia|
|2017||8||Santa María del Naranco and pre-romanesque art|
|2018||9||Santiago de Compostela|
|2019||10||Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches|
|2020||11||Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon|
|2021||12||Historic City of Toledo|
|2022||13||Garajonay National Park (La Gomera)|
Gold and silver commemorative coins
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