coins. Gaudí in silver and gold.
Spanish National Minting Factory, the Fábrica
Nacional de Moneda y Timbre de la Real Casa de
la Moneda, presented on July 23rd in Barcelona
a series of 5 coins dedicated to Gaudí
and his works.
All pieces of the commemorative series share two
motives, the architect's bust, which appears in
all obverses, and reproductions of his works,
such as "El Capricho", Güell Park,
Milà House, Batlló House and the
Nativity façade of the Sagrada Família
in the reverses.
The materials used in the confection of the coins
are the purest gold, of 999 thousandths, and silver,
of 925 thousandths. The coins are presented in
a transparent sleeve in an elegant beechwood case.
They can be purchased with or without the wooden
The presentation took place in the Saló
del Tinell of the Museum of the City's History,
where the exhibition "Gaudí. Exploring
form" is being showed. The ceremony was hosted
by Miguel Crespo Rodríguez, sub-secretary
of the Ministry of Economy, and by Ferran Mascarell,
Town Councillor for Culture of the Town Hall of
The presentation was accompanied by Gonzalo Ferre
Moltó, director of the Fábrica Nacional
de Moneda y Timbre de la Real Casa de la Moneda,
and Daniel Giralt-Miracle, curator of the Gaudí
When the presentation finished, all attendants
were presented with a coin and were invited to
a light refreshment.