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2010 | Silver 925 thousandths | Spanish Province Capitals (1th Emission) | Spain is Art
Reproduction of a coin in proof quality, presented in a triptych display wrapped in a strip with the encapsulated coin. The coin, with a limited circulation of 15,000 units, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a proof of purchase by the FNMT-RCM.
This coin of 5 euros face value, reproduces on the obverse the coat of arms and name of the Capital or Autonomous City, and on the reverse a monument or motif representing it.
In this case it reproduces the PUERTA DE PALMAS. The Puerta de Palmas is one of the most representative monuments of the city of Badajoz. Located in front of the bridge of the same name, it is formed by two crenellated towers and a central body. The towers have a circular plan and are encircled by cords carved in stone. The central body has two totally different facades. The exterior, with a double semicircular arch and made of marble, contains the coat of arms of Carlos V, medallions and decorative figures. The interior, remodelled in 1960, is presided over by the chapel dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles.
The Royal Spanish Mint launched in 2010 the issue of 52 coins from this collection dedicated to the Provincial Capitals and Autonomous Cities of Spain divided into four issues.