• 50 Pesetas 1980-1982, KM# 819, Spain, Juan Carlos I, 1982 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Spain
  • 50 Pesetas 1980-1982, KM# 819, Spain, Juan Carlos I, 1982 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Spain
Description

The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July 1982. The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.

The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final in the Spanish capital of Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup win and first since 1938. The holders Argentina were eliminated in the second group round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.

The tournament featured two of the greatest matches in World Cup history: Italy's sensational win over Brazil in a second round game and West Germany's semi-final defeat of France via the first ever penalty shoot-out in World Cup competition.

Obverse

Portrait in left profile of Juan Carlos I. Inscription "Juan Carlos I King of Spain" around. Date "1980" below.

Juan Carlos I (born 5 January 1938) reigned as King of Spain from 1975 to 2014, when he abdicated in favour of his son, Felipe VI.

In 1969, Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator chose Juan Carlos, grandson of King Alfonso XIII, to be the next head of state, bypassing his father Juan de Borbón and expecting him to continue Franco's own authoritarian regime. Juan Carlos became King on 22 November 1975, two days after Franco's death, the first reigning monarch since 1931.

Engraver: M. Marin

JUAN CARLOS REY DE ESPANA
· 1980 ·

Reverse

Soccer ball above value. The exact year of issuing is located in the stars.

Engraver: Antonio Leandro Nieto

ESPAÑA '82
82
19 80
50
PESETAS

Edge

Una Grande Libre (Latin meaning "One, Great and Free"), was the Francoist motto which expressed the nationalist concept of Spain.

| * UNA * * | GRANDE * | * LIBRE *

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 12.35 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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