Spain’s national postal service, the Sociedad Estatal de Correos y
Telégrafos S.A., operates as Correos. Correos is one of the largest
postal services in the world. Based in Madrid, it has more than 10,000
postal centers all over Spain.
The Royal Spanish Mint is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the
founding of Correos with a Proof .925 fine silver €10 coin.
The obverse of the 2016 silver €10 coin features a profile of King
Felipe VI. The reverse of the commemorative coin reproduces, in color,
the crowned post horn, symbol of Correos for 300 years, surrounded by
allegorical elements related to the postal service.
Though the Royal Spanish Mint links the founding of Correos to 1716,
the modern-day iteration has its roots in the 1850 adoption of the
The €10 coin weighs 27 grams, measures 40 millimeters in diameter
and has a mintage limit of 7,500 pieces.
Distributor Royal Scandinavian Mint will offer the coin when it is
released, but pricing is not established. For more information, visit
the distributor website.