Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse of the gold coin portrays the effigy of H. M. King Juan Carlos I.
The reverse depicts, as the central motif, the "Temple Expiatori" of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. To the left – a likeness of Antoni Gaudí. Below – the common mark adopted by the countries issuing coins dedicated to the Europa Programme.
A brief annotation
On the occasion of the 7th issue in the Europa Programme under
the common theme “European Heritage”, the Spanish Royal Mint chose Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), a universally-recognized figure of architecture and the Catalonian modernist style. The Sagrada Familia Temple in Barcelona is a Gaudi’s masterpiece, known and admired the world over. In 1883 Antoni Gaudí agreed to continue the work recently initiated in the Temple. He completely altered the initial project and from 1915 onwards until his death in 1926 he devoted practically his entire life to it.