500 Pesetas - Juan Carlos I

500 Pesetas - Juan Carlos I -  obverse500 Pesetas - Juan Carlos I -  reverse

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Features

Country Spain
King Juan Carlos I (1975-2014)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1987-1990
Value 500 Pesetas (500 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Cu884 Ni50 Al50 Fe10 Mn6)
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 831,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 59
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Conjoined heads of Juan Carlos and Sofia left

Lettering:
JUAN CARLOS I Y SOFIA
1989

Translation:
JUAN CARLOS I AND SOFIA
1989

Engraver: Manuel Martinez Tornero

Reverse

The coat of arms of Spain

Lettering:
500 PESETAS
M ESPAÑA
PLUS ULTRA

Translation:
500 PESETAS
M SPAIN
FURTHER BEYOND

Engraver: Luis Jose Diaz Salas

Luis José Díaz Salas was born in 1967. From 1986, he worked at the National Mint and Stamp Factory - Real Casa de la Moneda de España, as a Designer and Engraver of coins. He realised the reverse of the pieces of 1,000 Uruguayan Pesos of 2003 and the obverse of the 1,000 Uruguayan Pesos of 2005. His best-known work is the obverse of the Spanish 1 and 2 euro pieces with the image of King Juan Carlos I.

Edge

Milled with 16 designs - alternating joined rings and a crown (8 of each)

500 Pesetas - Juan Carlos I -  obverse

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Mint

M Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)
Mintmark of Royal Mint of Spain

Comments

The 1987 proof version was part of a set commemorating the 25th anniversary of the wedding of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, and the Queen of Spain, Sofía.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1987  400,000,000 1.82 1.22 3.04 5.41 10.82 23%
1987  12.16 1.6% Proof
1988  81,309,000 1.22 1.06 1.80 3.65 3.42 7.30 46%
1989  103,861,000 1.22 2.36 2.24 3.65 3.21 6.16 61%
1990  28,372,000 1.82 2.43 6.08 12.16 15%

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