20 Euro Cent 1st type; 1st map

20 Euro Cent (1st type; 1st map) -  obverse20 Euro Cent (1st type; 1st map) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Spain
King Juan Carlos I (1975-2014)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 20 Euro Cent
0.2 EUR = USD 0.23
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Nordic gold
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 85
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1044,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 336
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

A portrait of Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature, is accompanied with his name, a quill, the lettering "ESPAÑA" (Spain) and the mintmark for the Madrid Mint is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe of which four are bound by a band

Lettering:
ESPAÑA
Cervantes
M
1999

Translation:
Spain
Cervantes
M
1999

Engraver: Begoña Castellanos García

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union

Lettering:
20
LL
EURO
CENT

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cent (1st type; 1st map) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

There is at least 2 types of variations in the Observe for this coin in 1999 in regular circulation:

  • Type A - More thick lettering and extra serifs in some letters (ex. "S" of ESPANA)
  • Type B - More slim lettering and no extra serifs in some letters (ex. "S" of ESPANA)

These variations can be seen in the following images:



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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999 M 762 300 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.45 $ 0.33 79%
1999 M 49 030 $ 2.26 0.9% In Sets
2000 M 29 300 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.45 $ 0.23 19%
2000 M 49 600 0.5% In Sets
2001 M 146 600 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.40 34%
2001 M 49 426 $ 2.26 0.7% In Sets
2002 M 91 500 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 27%
2002 M 99 301 $ 2.26 0.8% In Sets
2002 M 23 000 0.3% Proof
2003 M 4 100 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.45 $ 0.79 10%
2003 M 149 306 $ 1.13 0.8% In Sets
2003 M 8 904 0.16% Proof
2004 M 3 900 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.79 9%
2004 M 43 000 0.4% In Sets
2005 M 4 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.56 9%
2005 M 49 923 $ 1.67 0.4% In Sets
2005 M 3 000 0.18% Proof
2006 M 102 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.55 28%
2006 M 49 996 0.9% In Sets

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