Gold Ounce 2022 Bull, Coin from Spain - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Bull, Coin from Spain
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Bull

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint of Spain issues - apart from the regular circulation coinage it strikes - a variety of commemorative coins for collectors. Since 2021, it also issues bullion coins - sold at prices close to the intrinsic value of the precious metal they are made from. The first of these was in the internationally popular one troy ounce (1oz) of gold format. The coin is denominated as 1.5 € (one and a half Euro) - just a token face value showing the legal tender status of the coin, which is worth considerably more.

This coin is part of the second release in the series of modern bullion coins issued by Spain, and features the Bull (some sources refer to the series as a modern "doubloon").

The bull is considered one of the most important symbols of Spanish culture. It represents not only the bullfighting tradition, but also the spirited and fiery character of the country and its people.

MintRoyal Mint of Spain Mint MarkCrowned M Total Mintage15,000
Spain / Gold Ounce 2022 Bull - obverse photo

The obverse design of the coin re-creates the obverse of the famous Spanish dollar (also known as the "piece of eight"), which was widely used as the first international currency from the 16th to 19th centuries. It displays two hemispheres of a world map, crowned between the Pillars of Hercules; the two pillars are also crowned.

On ribbons wrapping the columns, the PLUS VLTRA motto. "Plus ultra" (spelled with V for the second U, as in old Latin) is a Latin phrase and the national motto of Spain. A reversal of the original phrase "non plus ultra" ("Nothing further beyond"), said to have been inscribed as a warning on the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar (which marked the edge of the known world in antiquity), it has metaphorical suggestions of taking risks and striving for excellence. Its original version, the personal motto of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, also Duke of Burgundy and King of Spain (as Carlos I), was "Plus oultre" in French. The motto was adopted some decades after the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

Around above, the legend of the ruling monarch: FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA (Felipe the Sixth, King of Spain), interrupted by the circle of the sun which has four latent images seen at different angles.

Around below, the precious metal content of the coin: 1 ONZA 999,9 ORO (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA 1 ONZA 999,9 ORO
Spain / Gold Ounce 2022 Bull - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin features a bull walking to right.

Above, the face value 1,5 EURO (one and a half Euro). Around below right, TORO (bull).

On the left, the crowned M mint mark of the Royal Mint of Spain, below which the date of issue 2022.

Reverse Inscription 1,5 EURO TORO 2022
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: reverse proof.
Packaging: in coin capsule.

See also

Modern Spanish bullion coins (the so-called Doubloon series):
- 1 oz Gold, Iberian Lynx, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Bull, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Iberian Lynx, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Carthusian Horse, 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, Bull, 2023

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Gold Ounce 2022 Bull: Details
CurrencyEuro, Spain
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
MonarchKing Felipe VI
SymbolPillars of Hercules
Face Value1.5 (x Euro, Spain)
Total Mintage15,000
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.2000 mm
Mass31.1040 g
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