• 100 Pesetas 1999, KM# 1006, Spain, Juan Carlos I, International Year of Older Persons
  • 100 Pesetas 1999, KM# 1006, Spain, Juan Carlos I, International Year of Older Persons
Description

In its Proclamation on Aging, the United Nations General Assembly decided to declare 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons.

Worldwide, within the next generations, the proportion of the population aged 60 and over will increase from one in four, bringing about significant social, economic and spiritual change. The proclamation was meant to draw attention to the recognition of humanity's demographic coming of age and the promise it holds for maturing attitudes and capabilities in social, economic, cultural and spiritual undertakings, not least for global peace and development in the next century.

Obverse

Portrait in left profile of Juan Carlos I surrounded by the inscription "Juan Carlos I King of Spain", date below.

Juan Carlos I (born 5 January 1938) reigned as King of Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014. Juan Carlos is the grandson of Alfonso XIII, the last king of Spain prior to the monarchy's abolition in 1931 and the subsequent declaration of the Second Spanish Republic. Following his victory in the Spanish Civil War in 1939, Generalísimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator, took over the government of Spain and in 1947, Spain's status as a monarchy was affirmed and a law was passed allowing Franco to choose his successor. Franco died in November the following year and Juan Carlos became king on 22 November 1975, two days after Franco's death, the first reigning monarch since 1931. Expected to continue Franco's legacy, soon after his accession, Juan Carlos, however, introduced reforms to dismantle the Francoist regime and begin the Spanish transition to democracy. This led to the approval of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 in a referendum, which re-established a constitutional monarchy.

Engraver: Manuel Martinez

JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA
• 1999 •

Reverse

Emblem of the United Nations for the elderly. Value below.

Exist with united points all around.

Engraver: Garcilaso Rollan

1999
M
100 PTAS

Edge

22 fleurs-de-lis in two varieties: fleurs-de-lis up and down

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 9.3 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 2.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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