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Cave of Altamira 2€ Cu-Ni Coin - Spain 2015

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Cave of Altamira 2€ coin (ring Cupronickel: 75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core; center Nickel brass).

The sixth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series coin commemorates the Cave of Altamira. It is famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.

Mintage: 8,000,000 pcs. No capsule.

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Country :Spain
Year :2015
Face Value :2 Euros
Metal :Copper-Nickel
Weight :8.5 g
Size :25.75 mm
Quality :Brilliant uncirculated
Mintage :8,000,000 pcs. worldwide
Certificate of Authenticity :No
Wooden Box :No
Original ETUI box/case :No

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The Cave of Altamira is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands. It was the first cave in which prehistoric cave paintings were discovered. When the discovery was first made public in 1880, it led to a bitter public controversy between experts which continued into the early 20th century, since many did not believe prehistoric man had the intellectual capacity to produce any kind of artistic expression. The acknowledgment of the authenticity of the paintings, which finally came in 1902, changed the perception of prehistoric human beings.

It is located near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, 30 km west of the city of Santander. The cave with its paintings has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Cave of Altamira 2€ Cu-Ni Coin - Spain 2015

Cave of Altamira 2€ Cu-Ni Coin - Spain 2015

Cave of Altamira 2€ coin (ring Cupronickel: 75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core; center Nickel brass).

The sixth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series coin commemorates the Cave of Altamira. It is famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.

Mintage: 8,000,000 pcs. No capsule.

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