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The then Head of the Spanish Government, Mr Jose Maria Aznar, presented a series of coins with three distinct national designs depicting famous Spanish dignitaries and architecture.

1 and 2 coins: these show a portrait of King Juan Carlos I de Borbo'n y Borbo'n. Edge lettering of the 2 coin: 2**, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.

10, 20 and 50-cent coins: Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature, is shown on these coins, reflecting the universality of the man and his work.

1, 2 and 5-cent coins: the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a jewel of Spanish Romanesque architecture and one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world, is pictured on these coins. They show the monumental facade of the Obradoiro, a splendid example of Spanish baroque construction, started in 1667 by Jose del Toro and Domingo de Andrade. It was finished in the 18th century by Fernando Casas y Novoa.

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Source: http://www.ecb.int/
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