# 935 - Ships on Coins - Part 20

in LeoFinance28 days ago

I am very fond of ships on coins.

I know that many people share this fondness. I have a few coins depicting ships.

So, I will post a series called "Ships on Coins" and I will show all the coins that I have on this theme.

There will be no order of presentation or country of issue. As the coins are stored in several places, I will simply search on each place and publish those that I found.

The twentieth is a 1989 5000 Pesetas "Discovery of America".

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America, Spain emitted a series of silver coins about it. This is one of them that shows a ship on it.

The coin was made of 92.5% silver 7.5% copper and weights 54g.

The reverse of the coin features the Santa Maria, the flagship of Columbus expedition. The other ships were Pinta and Niña.

Both the obverse and reverse were designed by Manuel Martinez Tornero and engraved by Alfonso Morales Muñoz.



Thank you for reading. Please comment, upvote, reblog and advise me.

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Very nice, I don't think there be any other ship more commemorated and celebrated on coins as Columbus' Santa Maria with on over 46 different coins of 20 countries.
Thanks for sharing @ronavel

I did not know that so many coins were minted depicting the Santa Maria. Thanks for the info!

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Ahh,,,, the Santa Maria .

Yes, another coin depicting it...

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@ronaldoavelino did they mint all three silver coins for the three ships, the Santa Maria and the Pinta and Niña?

No, only the Santa Maria. I don't know of any coin depicting the Pinta or the Niña.

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That would probably be a popular set if they had minted them....

Invariably now when I see a sailing ships, I am reminded of pirates, even though the ship might not be a depiction of them. The SGS community has forever changed ow I see ships, lol! Take care my friend!

Maybe it is because of Pirate Sunday...

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