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Spanish Gold Coins

1989 Spanish 80,000 Gold Proof - Quinto Centenario
We must admit to being slightly puzzled about this coin, but then our knowledge of Spanish history is not perfect or universal.
We know the Reconquista (reconquest of Spain from the Moors) officially ended in 1492 with the conquest of Granada, and that Christopher Columbus (an Italian) discovered America and a few other places along the way. From the certificate which accompanies the coin, we know that it is part of a series of commemorative issues for the Quinto Centenario, minted in accordance with the Ministerial Order of 17-11-89, and that the 1989 coins are part of series I. We guess from this that the series continued for a number of years, but are still puzzled.
The lid of the wooden box is stamped 1492 - 1992, with a crowned "500", so we guess that the series ran from 1989 to 1992 inclusive.
If and when we learn more, we will add it here, meanwhile, the coin is an attractive design.

King Juan Carlos I (on right) and Queen Sofía facing each other, in the style of earlier coins, and the legend:-

King Ferdinand II (on left) and Isabella I, crowned and facing each other, with the legend:-
80000 PTAS

DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyGold Content
80,000 Pesetas3827.9990.8671

Key to Table
Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.

Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $
198980,000 PesetasQuinto Centenario - 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America8,000Proof, FDCNo£495$995

Notes on Table

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order
Rest of World (where available) £10 International Registered (fully insured)

Other Spanish Coins
For Spanish coins in silver or base metal, or Spanish coin sets other than gold, please look at the Spanish Coins page of our original website.

Obverse of 1989 Spanish 80,000 Pesetas
Obverse of 1989 Spanish 80,000 Pesetas



Reverse of 1989 Spanish 80,000 Pesetas
Reverse of 1989 Spanish 80,000 Pesetas

1492 - 1992 on Wooden Box Lid
1492 - 1992 on Wooden Box Lid

1989 Gold 80,000 Pesetas Spanish Proof Coin in its Wooden Box
1989 Gold 80,000 Pesetas Spanish Proof Coin in its Wooden Box


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