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80,000 PESETAS face value coin (8 escudos, gold)

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Metal: 999 fine gold
Weight: 27 grams
Diameter: 38 mm
Form: Circular with striated edge
Quality: Proof
Mintage struck: 2,500 pieces

MOTIFS

OBVERSE: In the center of the field is a reproduction of the reverse side of an 8 escudo gold coin of King Phillip III, struck in Segovia. Surrounding the central motif is the legend CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA above; and 2001, the year struck, below. The first 8 escudo coin ever minted was struck in Segovia. The oldest date known is 1611, the year which appears on this coin. The 8 escudo could only be minted under direct orders from the king, and only at his Real Ingenio in Segovia, until 1631 when other mints obtain permision to strike them.

REVERSE: In the center of the field is the image of the Monumental Entrance door to the Segovia Mint. Surrounding that central motif is the legend 80,000 PESETAS above, and ESPAŅA below; on the lower left an aqueduct (Segovia mintmark), and on the lower right a crowned M (Madrid mintmark). The entrance door to the Mint was remodeled in 1829 by architect Juan Jose Alzaga, following orders given by King Fernando VII during a visit to the Mint. Today the Mint's entrance represents the best example of neoclassic architecture in Segovia.