The Royal Mint of Spain, the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre,
honors the 250 anniversary of the Royal School of Artillery with a new
collector coin released Oct. 13.
The Proof .925 fine silver €10 coin shows the school’s coat of arms
on the obverse, with the Alcázar de Segovia (Segovia Castle) on the reverse.
The Royal School of Artillery is the principal training
establishment for artillery warfare in the Spanish Army.
On May 16, 1764, by order of King Charles III, the Royal School of
Artillery was inaugurated in the Alcázar de Segovia. The castle is one
of the inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle and served as
a fortress, a royal palace, a prison and, finally, as a military
academy, according to the Spanish mint.
The coin weighs 27 grams, measures 40 millimeters in diameter and
has a mintage limit of 7,500 pieces.
Distributor Royal Scandinavian Mint offers the coin for $74.95 in
To order, telephone the firm toll free at 877-552-6468, email the
company or visit the firm’s website.