Spain 2008 euro
The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Madrid for Spain, 2007-09. Like other members of the Eurozone, Spain began minting euros in 1999 but their use did not become compulsory until 2002. The admission of additional members caused the reverse to be redesigned in 2007 to show the enlarged zone. The coin was redesigned again in 2010 to move the date and mintmark.
Recorded mintage: 150,558,000 and 5,000 proofs.
Specification: 7.5 g., Bi-Metallic Copper-Nickel center in Brass ring, 23.2 mm diameter; Obv: King's portrait by Luiz Jose Diaz; Rev: Relief map of Western Europe, stars, lines and value by Luc Luycx; Edge: Reeded and plain sections.
Catalog reference: KM 1073.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.