At 12:30 p.m. in the Guernica Room
The National Mint and Stamp Factory - Real Casa de la Moneda on the occasion of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso in the year 2023 has minted a collection of square coins dedicated to the most international Spanish painter, a key piece in the history of art.
The collection consists of 8 square coins minted in silver, in two sizes, with faithful reproductions of some of his works. The two square coins, with a face value of 50 euro and 60 mm on each side, represent on their reverse side the works Harlequin with mirror (1923) and Woman with raised arms (1936), sharing the same obverse side with the portrait of a young Picasso and his well-known signature. The six coins, with a face value of 10 euros and 36 mm on each side, show on their reverse the works La espera (Margot) (1901), Cabeza de mujer llorando con pañuelo III (1937), Jacqueline sentada (1954), Mujer en azul (1901), Arlequín (1917) and Corrida de toros (1934). The common obverse for these six pieces reproduces a detail of the Portrait of Pablo Picasso, already mature, taken by photographer Edward Quinn in 1953.
On Tuesday, November 28, the Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Manuel Segade, the Commissioner of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023, Carlos Alberdi, the Director General of the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda, Isabel Valldecabres, and the Undersecretary of State for Finance, Mª Pilar Paneque, will present this unique collection, which reproduces the aforementioned works, all belonging to the permanent collections of four Spanish museums: the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía itself, the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, the Royal Spanish Mint and the Royal Spanish Mint, Isabel Valldecabres, and the Undersecretary of State for Finance, Mª Pilar Paneque.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Museu Picasso de Barcelona and the Museo Picasso Málaga.
The event will be attended by authorities, members of the National Commission, representatives of the cultural sector, collectors and numismatic experts.