|Since 2012, the National Mint of Spain (FNMT) dedicates annual Brilliant Uncirculated Seta to important events or personalities, leaving behind the monotonous feeling that characterized all previous designs. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of His Majesty the King and the set contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as the commemorative 2 euros dedicated to the Monastery of the Escorial.
The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school. It is also known shorthand as El Escorial or the Escorial. It is listed fourth in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series.
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.
Date of issue: 22 April 2013