Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse, Coin from Spain - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse, Coin from Spain
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse

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 of gold format, followed in 2022 by the small tenth-ounce (1/10 oz) of gold.

The tenth-ounce is denominated as 15 Euro cents - just a token face value showing the legal tender status of the coin, which is worth considerably more.

This coin is the third tenth-ounce bullion coin issued by Spain, and features the Carthusian Horse, which was also shown on the previous year's gold bullion ounce.

The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (pura raza española), is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as a distinct breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries. Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility.

A sub-strain within the breed known as the Carthusian, is considered by breeders to be the purest strain of Andalusian horse.

MintRoyal Mint of Spain Mint MarkCrowned M Total Mintage 50,000
Obverse
Spain / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse - 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).

Around below, the precious metal content of the coin: 1/10 ONZA 999,9 ORO (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription FELIPE VI REY DE ESPAÑA 1/10 ONZA 999,9 ORO
Reverse
Spain / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin features a Carthusian horse running to left.

Above, the face value 15 EURO CENT. Around left, CABALLO CARTUJANO (Carthusian Horse).

On the left, the crowned M mint mark of the Royal Mint of Spain, below which the date of issue 2024.

Reverse Inscription 15 EURO CENT CABALLO CARTUJANO 2024
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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
- 1 oz Gold, Imperial Eagle, 2024
- 1/10 oz Gold, Carthusian Horse, 2024

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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Carthusian Horse: Details
CountrySpain
CurrencyEuro, Spain
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2024
MonarchKing Felipe VI
SymbolPillars of Hercules
Face Value15 (x Euro Cent, Spain)
Total Mintage50,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.2500 mm
Thickness0.300 mm
Mass3.1110 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-BDQD-ELMD
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