Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle, Coin from Spain - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle, Coin from Spain
CoinGold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle

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 fourth release in the series of modern bullion coins issued by Spain (some sources refer it as a modern "doubloon" due to its obverse), and features the Imperial Eagle.

The Imperial Eagle (Aquila Heliaca) has symbolised dominion, power, strength and heroism for thousands of years. Eagles are also often called "Lords of the Skies". About 190 years ago, however, they were almost wiped out because they were seen as a danger from the air. Today, their greatest danger is poisoning and being shot by humans.

MintRoyal Mint of Spain Mint MarkCrowned M Total Mintage 12,000
Obverse
Spain / Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle - 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
Reverse
Spain / Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin features an eagle in flight.

Above, the face value 1,5 EURO (one and a half Euro), below which the crowned M mint mark of the Royal Mint of Spain.

Around left, the inscription ÁGUILA IMPERIAL (Imperial Eagle).

In the right field, the date of issue 2024.

Reverse Inscription 1,5 EURO ÁGUILA IMPERIAL 2024
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
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
- 1 oz Gold, Imperial Eagle, 2024
- 1/10 oz Gold, Carthusian Horse, 2024

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Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle: Details
CountrySpain
CurrencyEuro, Spain
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2024
MonarchKing Felipe VI
SymbolPillars of Hercules
Face Value1.5 (x Euro, Spain)
Total Mintage12,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.2000 mm
Mass31.1040 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-GYBJ-OJZN
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Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle: Photo The Imperial Eagle 1,5 Euro - 1 Oz Gold - Uncirculated / thumbnail The Imperial Eagle 1,5 Euro - 1 Oz Gold - Uncirculated
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Gold Ounce 2024 Imperial Eagle: Photo The Imperial Eagle 1,5 Euro - 1 Oz Gold - Uncirculated / thumbnail The Imperial Eagle 1,5 Euro - 1 Oz Gold - Uncirculated
Copyright: EMK
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