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The public entity Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda will create and put into circulation a collector coin of 40 euros dedicated to the coming of age of Princess Leonor, who will turn 18 on October 31.
A maximum of one million pieces will be manufactured and will be available to the public during the fourth quarter of the year, according to the order of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation published this Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
This collector coin will be distributed by the Bank of Spain, credit institutions, the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda and the designated public and private entities, upon request of individuals.
Composed of silver of 925 thousandths and the rest of copper, it will have a weight of 18 grams and a diameter of 33 millimeters.
The obverse of the coin will feature the effigy of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias. At the top will be the legend 'FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA' and the year of issue, 2023, separated by a hyphen, while at the bottom it will say 'PRINCESS LEONOR'. Both texts will be separated by an interpretation of the Victoria Cross and surrounded by the motifs and legends a pearl chart.
And on thereverse will be reproduced in colors the Coat of Arms of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias. To its right, in two lines and in capital letters, the face value, 40 euros, and within a circle, in the form of a quadruple latent image, will appear a schematized Victoria Cross, the mint mark, a royal crown and the number 23.
In addition, at the bottom will appear the mint mark and surrounding the central area, in a descending circular direction and in capital letters, the legend '18 ANNIVERSARY S.A.R. THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS'. The motifs and legends will also be surrounded by a pearl chart.
For her 18th birthday, the Princess of Asturias will swear the Constitution on October 31, the day she reaches the age of majority. It will do so in a plenary session of Congress and Senate, a formal act before the Courts provided for in the Constitution.
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