Own a piece of history with the world debut of the Spanish Gold Doubloon. In December of 2021, Spain joined a select group of other countries issuing their own modern gold bullion coins, marking a new milestone in their rich tradition of minting silver and gold coins in Spain and the New World between the 16th and 19th centuries. The driving force for the new bullion series, designed by the revered Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint) is to showcase Spain’s rich numismatic history and pay tribute to the country’s storied and vibrant culture. Unlike most bullion coins, the new Spanish coins are struck in reverse proof—a process in which the coin blank is specially prepared in matte finish, while the raised designs exhibit a shiny mirrored surface, which is the opposite of traditional proof collector coins. Manufacturing is done on a manual minting machine under the strictest technical controls, piece by piece. Each coin in the series is individually encapsulated and has strictly limited mintages, including a scarce quantity of highly collectible First Strike and First Day of Issue specimens prepared especially for collectors.
Offered here is the inaugural 2022 1/10th ounce Spanish Iberian “Baby” Lynx Gold Doubloon certified by PCGS in PR70 condition. This is the finest condition obtainable for a coin. Each coin is guaranteed to be one of the first 250 pieces struck. The obverse (front) of the coin prominently displays the famous “Columnarios,” also known as the “Pillars of Hercules” and gives homage to Spain’s legendary “piece of eight,” which circulated around the globe for more than two centuries. These historically important pillars are thought to be the precursor of the American Dollar sign ($). The Pillars of Hercules bear the motto “PLUS VLTRA” (more beyond) and flank two globes-- symbolizing the Eastern and Western hemispheres (New & Old Worlds), joined under the royal crown of Spain and over a sea with waves. The reverse of the coin features a detailed depiction of Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx, with its piercing eyes gazing into the distance, as well as the face value of 15 EURO CENT, 2022 date, LINCE IBÉRICO, and the Real Casa mintmark— a crowned M denoting Madrid. Each coin is presented in a plush-lined display box produced by the Royal Spanish Mint with gold lettering and certificate of authenticity.
Product Specifications: Type: 2022 1/10th - ounce Spanish Iberian Lynx Gold Doubloon First Mintage: July, 2022 Purity: 999.9 (24 karat) pure gold Diameter: 16.25 mm Weight: 1/10th ounce Denomination: 15 Euro cents Obverse Inscription: FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA (Present-Day King of Spain) / 1 ONZA 999.9 ORO (1 OUNCE 999.9 GOLD) Reverse Inscription: 15 EURO CENT / 2022 / LINCE IBÉRICO / “CROWNED M” Limited Worldwide Mintage: 50,000 First Strikes: 250 First Day of Issues: 1,250