Spain Euro Coins

Spain moved mountains economically to ensure membership of the euro. Between 1997 and 2000 annual real output growth averaged more than 4 per cent creating 2 million new jobs that brought the unemployment rate down from 21.5 per cent to 13.6 per cent. Once considered an economic backwater, Spain saw an unprecedented rise in its phone and internet sectors. Spain was also one of the first countries to phase out its old currency after the introduction of euro notes and coins in January 2002 - the peseta ceased to be legal tender on February 28.

In April 1998 the Spanish Prime Minister unveiled the designs chosen for the national side of the Spanish coins: the 1 and 2 euro coins bear the effigy of King Juan Carlos I; the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins have the portrait of Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature; and the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins depict the Obradoiro facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the masterpieces of Spanish baroque. The final images of the three designs are the work of the Spanish Royal Mint's engravers: Garcilaso Rollan designed the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins; Begona Castellanos the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins; and Luis Jose Diaz those of 1 and 2 euro.

All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of minting, and the word Espana (Spanish for Spain). The Spanish Euro Zone includes the overseas territory of the Canary Island.

2010 redesign

In 2010, Spain will revise the design of its national sides in order to comply with the common guidelines recommended by the European Commission, as endorsed by the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009. The new national sides will continue to bear the same effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, but the year mark will now feature in the inner part of the coin, together with the mint mark and the name of the issuing country. The twelve stars in the outer ring will now be depicted as on the European flag, with no raised section around them.

The Spanish 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Spanish euro coins
 
The sequence "2 * *" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

Mintmarks on Spanish euro coins

Mintmark Description Location
Mintmark on spanish coins Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre Between the 2 and 3 o'clock stars or 7 and 8 o'clock stars
Image of Spain 2 euros coin
Spain 2 euros - King Juan Carlos I de Borbon y Borbon
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 3.80 Buy
2013 Unknown € 6.05 Buy
2012 4,072,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2011 4,000,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2010 3,958,434 pieces € 3.50 Buy
2009 17,500,000 pieces € 3.55 Buy
2008 19,456,940 pieces € 4.00 Buy
2007 3,958,434 pieces € 7.59 Buy
2006 3,950,004 pieces € 8.69 Buy
2005 3,947,077 pieces € 9.79 Buy
2004 4,057,000 pieces - View
2003 44,331,790 pieces - View
2002 163,877,699 pieces € 7.59 Buy
2001 140,150,574 pieces € 6.90 Buy
2000 36,550,400 pieces - View
1999 60,450,970 pieces - View
Image of Spain 1 euro coin
Spain 1 euro - King Juan Carlos I de Borbon y Borbon
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 1.80 Buy
2013 Unknown € 4.29 Buy
2012 3,372,000 pieces € 1.85 Buy
2011 100,500,000 pieces € 1.85 Buy
2010 40,030,000 pieces € 1.90 Buy
2009 60,600,000 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2008 153,756,940 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2007 150,558,434 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2006 101,550,004 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2005 77,747,077 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2004 98,657,000 pieces - View
2003 297,231,790 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2002 335,477,699 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2001 259,050,574 pieces € 2.75 Buy
2000 89,250,400 pieces - View
1999 100,150,970 pieces - View
Image of Spain 50 cents coin
Spain 50 cents - Miguel de Cervantes
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 1.05 Buy
2013 Unknown € 2.75 Buy
2012 4,072,000 pieces € 2.75 Buy
2011 4,000,000 pieces € 0.90 Buy
2010 3,958,434 pieces € 0.90 Buy
2009 4,000,000 pieces € 0.85 Buy
2008 3,958,434 pieces € 0.85 Buy
2007 3,958,434 pieces € 2.75 Buy
2006 3,950,004 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2005 3,847,077 pieces € 3.19 Buy
2004 4,357,000 pieces € 3.85 Buy
2003 5,831,790 pieces € 3.85 Buy
2002 9,677,699 pieces - View
2001 351,050,574 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2000 519,550,400 pieces € 2.75 Buy
1999 370,950,970 pieces € 2.42 Buy
Image of Spain 20 cents coin
Spain 20 cents - Miguel de Cervantes
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.75 Buy
2013 Unknown € 1.76 Buy
2012 26,272,000 pieces € 1.65 Buy
2011 4,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2010 3,830,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2009 75,400,000 pieces € 0.46 Buy
2008 102,256,940 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2007 46,458,434 pieces € 1.65 Buy
2006 101,950,004 pieces € 1.76 Buy
2005 3,947,077 pieces € 3.08 Buy
2004 3,857,000 pieces € 3.19 Buy
2003 4,057,000 pieces € 3.08 Buy
2002 91,377,699 pieces € 1.87 Buy
2001 146,550,574 pieces € 1.05 Buy
2000 29,250,400 pieces € 6.49 Buy
1999 762,250,970 pieces € 1.54 Buy
Image of Spain 10 cents coin
Spain 10 cents - Miguel de Cervantes
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.55 Buy
2013 Unknown € 1.43 Buy
2012 3,672,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2011 4,400,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 104,930,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2009 151,400,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2008 142,300,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2007 132,058,434 pieces € 1.21 Buy
2006 91,750,004 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2005 321,247,077 pieces € 1.43 Buy
2004 121,857,000 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2003 292,331,790 pieces € 1.98 Buy
2002 112,977,699 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2001 160,050,574 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2000 243,850,400 pieces € 1.32 Buy
1999 588,050,970 pieces € 1.32 Buy
Image of Spain 5 cents coin
Spain 5 cents - The Cathedral Santiago de Compostela
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2013 Unknown € 1.10 Buy
2012 49,772,000 pieces € 0.99 Buy
2011 105,600,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2010 203,130,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 219,800,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2008 239,056,940 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2007 247,058,434 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2006 142,750,004 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2005 411,347,077 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2004 258,657,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2003 327,431,790 pieces € 2.42 Buy
2002 8,177,699 pieces - View
2001 216,050,574 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2000 399,850,400 pieces € 1.21 Buy
1999 483,450,970 pieces € 0.99 Buy
Image of Spain 2 cents coin
Spain 2 cents - The Cathedral Santiago de Compostela
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.88 Buy
2012 99,572,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2011 108,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2010 153,130,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2009 164,100,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2008 191,256,940 pieces € 0.15 Buy
2007 185,258,434 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2006 262,150,004 pieces € 0.15 Buy
2005 275,047,077 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2004 206,657,000 pieces € 0.99 Buy
2003 31,431,790 pieces € 1.98 Buy
2002 4,057,000 pieces - View
2001 463,050,574 pieces € 0.88 Buy
2000 711,250,400 pieces € 0.88 Buy
1999 291,650,970 pieces € 0.77 Buy
Image of Spain 1 cent coin
Spain 1 cent - The Cathedral Santiago de Compostela
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.77 Buy
2012 400,572,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2011 358,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2010 227,330,000 pieces € 0.15 Buy
2009 131,500,000 pieces € 0.15 Buy
2008 374,556,940 pieces € 0.15 Buy
2007 383,958,434 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2006 383,850,004 pieces € 0.10 Buy
2005 444,147,077 pieces € 1.32 Buy
2004 206,657,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2003 670,331,790 pieces € 0.77 Buy
2002 140,977,699 pieces € 0.99 Buy
2001 130,850,574 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2000 83,350,400 pieces € 2.75 Buy
1999 720,950,970 pieces € 0.66 Buy