Taiwan minted coins with the monument Hispanic presence in the island

lunes, 25 de enero de 2010

The island sets of three 120,000 minted silver coins for the Year of the Tiger, which begins on 14 February 2010 and ended on 2 February 2011, and which symbolizes the bravery and perseverance in the face of contradiction.
The coins have a fierce tiger as a reason to symbolize that positive events in personal and business throughout the country, the Central Bank said in a statement.
Fort Santo Domingo in Tamsui located on the outskirts of Taipei, was built in 1626 to protect the town of Castillo (Tamsui), the start of the Spanish governor of Taiwan (1626-1642).
Taiwanese Aborigines attacked and destroyed Fort Santo Domingo in 1636, killing 30 of its 60 defenders, but the Spanish rebuilt it in 1637, then to destroy it in 1642 before being expelled from the island by the Dutchmen.
The Dutchmen rebuilt the fort, named Fort Anthonio, and after many modifications and tenants is now a national historic site called Fort Santo Domingo