The Official State Bulletin BOE, in number 226, corresponding to Friday, 18 September 2009, published the Order of the Ministry of Economy and Finance 2472/2009 of 8 September, by agreeing to the issue, minting and putting into circulation of euro coins intended for circulation of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, with the obligation to put into circulation on 1 January 2010.
The new issue, ordered by the Economy Minister Elena Salgado, is performed to adapt to European legislation which requires that national sides of euro should show the 12 stars symbol of the EU, completely around the inner image thing which has not happened. Also, now the stars will not be shaded as in previous issues or in relief. As regards the image of S.M. King Don Juan Carlos I also underwent a change, if made by the artist engraver of the Mint, Luis José Diaz. Hence, in accordance with paragraph 4 of the recommendation from the Commission of European Communities of 19 December 2008 on the fixing of common guidelines for national sides and the issue of euro coins in circulation in the national side of euro coins intended for circulation should include the 12 European stars, which must enclose the national design and indicate the year of issuance and the name of the issuing Member State.
European stars are represented in the same way as they appear in the European flag. However, the coins issued with pattern established in the Order of 23 March 1999, the Ministry of Finance, which remembers the issue, minting and circulation of the first series of euro coins of 1 , 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros, and the Order EHA/3907/2006 of 14 December, which was agreed the issue, minting and putting into circulation of euro coins circulation of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, remain the legal tender since the national side changes only affect the future making money. Legends and motives of the coins The legends and motives of the front and back of these new coins will follow the following guidelines: On the coins of 1 and 2 euros the reasons will be distributed in two areas of different color treated alloy and bimetallic coin. In the 1 euro coin, the color of the outer ring is yellow gold and white silver interior. In the 2 euro coin, the color of the outer ring is silver white and yellow gold inside.
The obverse of both coins, in the central area appears the bust of HM the King, D. Juan Carlos I, on the left, in a circular and bottom-up, contained the word "SPAIN"; below this word is the year of issue, and right of the bust of HM King mint mark appears in this If the M crowned mark of the Mint. In the outer ring of the coin the 12 stars of the European Union. In the song of the 2 euro coin is the inscription: 2 * *, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted. In the common reverse coins of 1 and 2 euros, on the left side are the figures representing the value of the currency. On the right side appear, from one extreme to another, six vertical lines that overlap the 12 stars, with each star next to the ends of each line. On the right side figure also represented the European continent. The right side of this representation is superimposed on the central part of the lines. The word "EURO" is superimposed horizontally on the middle right side of the face. Under the "O" of the word "EURO", the initials of the engraver in capital letters "LL" (for the Belgian artist Luc Luycx), near the edge of the right side of the coin. As the currencies of 1, 2 and 5 cents, on the face of Spanish plays in the central part thereof, is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, to the left, in a circular and bottom above, the word "SPAIN", to the right is the mint mark and between the towers, the year of issue. Surrounding the whole are the 12 stars of the European Union. The common reverse of these coins, which represent Europe in the world, is not affected in their design as a result of enlargement of the European Union, so their description is as follows: on the left side of the field appears the face value of each currency 1, 2 and 5, respectively, at the top, the words "EURO" and "cents" on two lines and in capitals, and occupying the rest of the field, is a globe and six oblique lines and parallel, in which, near each of its ends, there is a pentagram. The color of these coins will be copper. Thirdly, in regard to the currencies of 10, 20 and 50 cents., On its face in the center right, is the bust of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, left, in a circular and schematized side of a pen, the name Cervantes. Horizontally above and the word "SPAIN" in capital letters. Under the bust of Cervantes is the year of issue and, to the left of the date, mintmark. Surrounding the whole are the 12 stars of the European Union.
In the common reverse of these coins, in the right side are the figures that represent the face value of the currency. Below the figures are horizontally words "EURO" and "CENT", the second below the first and two in capital letters. The word "CENT" appears in larger letters, with even greater size "C". On the left are from one extreme to another, six vertical lines that overlap the 12 stars, with each one located near the ends of each line. In the central and upper part of these lines, the European continent is represented. Among the figures and the edge of the right side of the coin, the initials of the engraver in capital letters "LL". The color of these gold coins will be yellow.