Spanish 2014 Mint Sets Include 2 Euro Coin Honoring Antonin Gaudí’s Park Güell
The Spanish Mint (Real Case de la Moneda) has released the 2014 Euroset, the Spanish Mint Set. The offering includes nine coins. The .01, .02, and .05 Euro coins feature the likeness of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral; The .10, .20, and .50 Euro coins feature the likeness of Spanish poet Miguel de Cervantes; while the €1 and €2 coins feature the likeness of Spanish King Juan Carlos I.
The highlight of the 2014 set is a special commemorative €2 issue honoring Barcelona’s famous architectural destination, Park Güell. Park Güell, was constructed from 1900-1914 by Spain’s Antoni Gaudí and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
5,000 Proof Sets and and 20,000 Uncirculated sets will be produced. The cost per set is €65 ($90) for the Proof and €26 ($36) for the Uncirculated. Both sets may be purchased directly through the Spanish Mint’s website.
About the Spanish Mint
The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre was created in 1893 from the merging of two age-old organizations, namely the Casa de la Moneda (The Mint) and the Fábrica del Sello (The Stamp Factory). These two entities, even though they were self-determining and under different managements, had been sharing the building in the Plaza de Colón since 1861. Today the Spanish Mint produces Euro coins for circulation and a range of commemorative issues.