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€2 Spain 2014 - Cave of Altamira

The 2 euros commemorative coin Spain 2014 commemorates the Unesco’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites — Cave of Altamira. (UNCirculated)

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  La Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

2EURO-2293

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3,90 €

The design depicts in the foreground the bison painting from the Cave of Altamira located in Cantabria. In the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters, the word ‘ESPAÑA’, at the bottom the year of issuance ‘2015’ and at the right the mint mark.
(source : Official Journal of the European Union)
  • Weight (g) 8.50
  • Issuing country Spain
  • Issuing year 2015
  • Type €2 commemorative coin
  • Face Value €2
  • Composition Bi-metal (nickel silver / copper-nickel)
  • Quality Uncirculated
  • Diameter (mm) 25.75
  • Issuing volume 8000000

The Royal Mint of Spain (SpanishFábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda [National Coinage and Stamp Factory – Royal Mint], abbreviated as FNMT-RCM) is the national mint of Spain.

There were several public and private mints in Spain until Philip V, the first Bourbon King of Spain, decided in the 18th century to make minting coinage a State monopoly.

During the reign of Isabella II there were seven public mints, located in MadridBarcelonaSevillePamplonaJubiaSegovia and Manila (in thePhilippines), and each one had its own cypher and signs. When the peseta became the national currency in 1869, only the Royal Mint in Madrid was in operation.

In 1893 the Mint (Casa de la Moneda) and the Stamp Factory (Fábrica del Sello), which so far had been two different establishments sharing a building in Plaza de Colón, merged to create the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre.

Banknote production for the Bank of Spain began in 1940. A new building came into use in 1964, in which the passport and national identification card were produced. Later, bingo cards and tickets for the state-run lottery were printed.

Two plants, in Madrid and Burgos, are currently operational. Burgos is the location of the paper mill where banknotes are printed.[1] Some of the FNMT-RCM's product lines are ISO 9001certified.

The FNMT-RCM is nowadays a public corporation, under the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance.