ESP 2018 - 05
Set of 4 coins dedicated to the theme "History of Navigation".
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Official album, issued by FNMT, with a specific space for each one of the 20 coins that are part of the collection.
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|Face value||4 x 1,50 euro|
|Weight||4 x 15,00 g|
|Quality||BU - Brilliant Uncirculated|
|Serie||Historia de la Navegación|
The "History of Navigation" series consists of a total of 20 coins. The first part, composed by 4 coins, was issued at the end of 2018. The remaining are released during the year 2019.
The obverse of the coins is colored with a different historical ship in each coin. The reverse, common to all of them, shows the value 1.5 EURO and the legend HISTORIA DE LA NAVEGACIÓN. Outside the central ring six dolphins jumping are shown on the same water motifs that appear on the obverse.
The first 4 coins released are dedicated to the Phoenician Combat Ship, Juan Sebastián de Elcano School Ship, Scandinavian Drakkar and Spanish Ship.
Phoenician Combat Ship (Nave de combate fenicia)
A detail of the work entitled "Phoenician and Assyrian combat ships, in the service of Persia in the time of Cambises" (Navios de combate fenícios e assírios, ao serviço da Pérsia no tempo de Cambises) by Rafael Monleón y Torres, shown at the Naval Museum of Madrid.
Juan Sebastián de Elcano School Ship (Buque escuela Juan Sebastián de Elcano)
Image of the School Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano, according to the photograph of the Spanish Navy.
The first crossing of the ship was from Cadiz to Malaga with S.M. King Alfonso XIII on board (1927). It left Cadiz for his first journey of instruction and first round the world.
Scandinavian Drakkar (Drakkar Escandinavo)
The ship was built by the Norwegian Government on the occasion of the Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of America, "(Vessel of the Scandinavian Vikings, 10th Century. Discovering America), by Rafael Monleón y Torres, which is on display at the Naval Museum in Madrid.
Spanish Ship (Navío español)
Image of the work entitled "Navío de tres puentes de sterna" (Ships of Three Poles), which is in the Naval Museum in Madrid.
The key milestone in the history of the Spanish ship is the arrival to the throne of Ferdinand VI and the designation of the Secretary of State for the Navy of Mr. Zenón de Somodevilla, Marquis of Ensenada, his policy led to the creation of huge arsenals.