Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spain 5 euro 2010 - Cities: Almería & Huesca

The Spanish Mint started in 2010 a nice collection of 52 silver proof pieces dedicated to the Spanish provinces' capital cities.
These are legal tender coins, with a face value of 5 euros but a purchase value of 30.
As I consider them very nice items, and although I won't own them (well, maybe the Bilbao one), I decided to start a series of posts in this blog, to show the coins, coats of arms, and some nice pictures of the places represented.

Coins #1 and #2: "Almería and Huesca"

Almería belongs to the homonymous province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalucía. Huesca is the capital city of Huesca province, in the autonomous community of Aragón. Here are bigger images of their coats of arms:

In the Almería coin we can see a detail of the Alcazaba, the city's fortified complex:

The Huesca one shows the Cathedral:

Composition: 0.925 silver
Weight: 13.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 15,000

LINK: Spanish Mint's "Cities collection"
LINK: Wikipedia: Alcazaba of Almería
LINK: Wikipedia: Huesca Cathedral

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