New King Felipe VI euro coins go into circulation

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New King Felipe VI euro coins go into circulation

Post by HBoZ » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:31 pm

New euro coins bearing the image of Spain’s King Felipe VI went into circulation this week. The one-euro and two-euro pieces made their debut nearly eight months after Felipe succeeded his father, the former King Juan Carlos, on June 19 last year.

The coins bear the 47-year-old king’s profile in a pose similar to that of his father, who has appeared on the Spanish version of the euro coin since the European monetary unit was introduced in 1999.

In a statement, the Economy Ministry said the old coins with Juan Carlos’s image would continue to be valid throughout the euro zone but will gradually be replaced.

Around four million new coins were minted in January after being approved in October

Around four million new coins were minted in January after being approved by the ministry’s treasury and financial policy division in October. But part of the delay in putting the new coins into circulation was attributed to the Royal Mint, which had already issued its quota of newly minted currency when the handover of the crown took place last year.

Felipe assumed the Spanish throne after Juan Carlos stepped down in June following a nearly 39-year reign.

A special €30 collectors’ coin bearing Felipe's image was issued at the end of 2014.

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Post by vermeer » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:37 pm

The reverse side of the 30 euro coin:
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Re: New King Felipe VI euro coins go into circulation

Post by krisandba » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:00 pm

What happened to old king?
Man vienalga viss.

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Re: New King Felipe VI euro coins go into circulation

Post by Aatos99 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:02 pm

krisandba wrote:What happened to old king?
He is quite old and he wanted to let his boy be the king.
Ei sitä koskaan tiedä_Aatos99

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