• 200 Pesetas 1992, KM# 910, Spain, Juan Carlos I, European Capital of Culture, Madrid 1992
  • 200 Pesetas 1992, KM# 910, Spain, Juan Carlos I, European Capital of Culture, Madrid 1992
Description

The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension. Preparing a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for the city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale.

Obverse

Conjoined busts of King and Crown Prince right.

Felipe VI (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is the King of Spain. He ascended to the throne on 19 June 2014 upon the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I. He is the only son of Juan Carlos and his wife Sofía of Greece and Denmark. When Juan Carlos was chosen in 1969 to be Francisco Franco's successor, Felipe became second in line to the Spanish throne.

Engraver: Rafael Vallejo

JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA
• 1992 •

Reverse

Depicts the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree surrounded by the inscription and denomination. Mintmark (crowned M) below.

The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (1967) is a sculpture of the sculptor Antonio Navarro Santafé (1906-1983). It represents the coat of arms of Madrid and is found on the east side of the Puerta del Sol, between Calle de Alcalá and St. Jerónimo run, in the historical centre of Madrid.

The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree is made of stone and bronze. It weighs approximately 22 tons (20 tonnes) and stands 13 ft (4 m) tall. It rests on a staggered cubic pedestal of granite.

Engraver: Manuel Martinez

MADRID 1992 CAPITAL EUROPEA DE LA CULTURA
M
• 200 PTAS •

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 10.5 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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