5th Century Circumnavigation of the World (2022) - 8 Reals
Fourth, and last, of the four issues of this 8 Reales silver coin that the Royal Mint will issue between 2019 and 2022, one each year, on the occasion of the 5th Centenary of the circumnavigation of the world.
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To commemorate the V Centenary of the circumnavigation of the world, the Spanish Royal Mint is issuing a silver coin of 8 Reals, the fourth and last of the four issues of this same metric that will be issued between 2019 and 2022, one each year to commemorate this event. On the obverse, the image of Juan Sebastián Elcano is reproduced, taken from the portrait kept in the Naval Museum in Madrid. Above this image, a compass rose. On the right, a detail of Juan Sebastián Elcano's coat of arms. At the top of the coin, the legend ESPAÑA 2022. On the lower part of the coin, the legend "Primus Circundedisti me" awarded to him by Emperor Charles V as a prize for his feat; in the background of the coin, lines in the form of a grid of winds. The reverse shows an image commemorating the arrival in Spain of the Nao Victoria in September 1522, under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano and the last 17 survivors of the expedition, who completed the first round-the-world voyage. At the top left, the legend 10 euro and at the right the crowned M (mintmark). On the lower part of the coin, the legend V CENTENARIO DE LA VUELTA AL MUNDO.
History: the discovery of the New World.
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