The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates a milestone of royal importance
with a new silver coin.
The Proof .925 fine silver €10 coin, released Sept. 26, commemorates
the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles III.
Charles III was the king of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759
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He conquered the kingdoms of Naples and of Sicily, reigning as
Charles VII of Naples and Charles V of Sicily.
As king of Spain, Charles III tried to rescue his empire from decay
through far-reaching reforms such as weakening the church and its
monasteries, promoting science and university research, facilitating
trade and commerce, modernizing agriculture and avoiding wars. His
reforms proved short-lived and Spain relapsed after his death, but his
legacy lives on to this day.
The obverse of the coin features a profile of King Feliipe VI, the
The reverse depicts Charles III wearing the cloak of grand master of
the order that he established to reward people for their actions in
benefit to Spain and the crown.
He stands by the famous Alcala Gate in Madrid. He was actually
nicknamed “Best Mayor of Madrid” for the many public works that were
tackled in the city during his reign.
The coin weighs 27 grams, measures 40 millimeters in diameter and
has a mintage limit of 7,500 pieces.
Distributor Royal Scandinavian Mint carries modern Spanish coins,
but pricing was unavailable for this new issue. For more information,
visit the distributor website.