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1976 PLATINUM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 500 PESO NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO FINEST KNOWN ONLY 10 MINTED

1976 PLATINUM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 500 PESO NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO FINEST KNOWN ONLY 10 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

COMMEMORATING THE ROYAL VISIT OF KING JUAN CARLOS AND QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN

FIRST VISIT OF THE ROYALS TO THE AMERICAS

CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

ONLY COIN CERTIFIED: FINEST KNOWN OF ONLY 10 MINTED!

EXTREMELY RARE!

 

OBV: NATIONAL ARMS; DENOMINATION BENEATH.

REV: CONJOINED PORTAIT BUSTS OF JUAN CARLOS AND SOFIA LEFT FLANKED BY LOZENGES AT EDGE.

JUAN CARLOS I BECAME KING OF SPAIN AFTER THE DEATH OF SPANISH FASCIST DICTATOR GENERALISSIMO FRANCISCO FRANCO IN 1975. FRANCO HAD GRABBED POWER FROM JUAN CARLOS’ FATHER, THEN KING ALFONSO XIII, BUT IN 1969 FRANCO CHOSE JUAN CARLOS TO BE NEXT HEAD OF STATE, EXPECTING THE YOUNG ROYAL TO CONTINUE WITH THE AUTHORITARIAN REGIME. INSTEAD, JUAN CARLOS INTRODUCED REFORMS TO LEAD SPAIN TO DEMOCRACY. THE CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY WAS ESTABLISHED BY REFERENDUM AND APPROVAL OF THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION IN 1978. IN 1981, JUAN CARLOS WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN DEFEATING A COUP WHICH THREATENED TO RESTORE FRANCO STYLE GOVERNMENT. HE MARRIED PRINCESS SOFIA OF GREECE AND DENMARK IN 1962. JUAN CARLOS I ABDICATED THE THRONE IN FAVOR OF HIS SON IN 2014, WHO BECAME KING FELIPE VI. FELIPE, LIKE HIS FATHER, PROMOTES RELATIONS WITH HISPANIC AMERICA. THIS EXTREMELY RARE COIN COMMEMORATES THE FIRST VISIT OF KING JUAN CARLOS I AND QUEEN SOFIA TO THE AMERICAS, TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ITS CAPITAL IN MAY OF 1976.

 KM # X#1

CONTAINS 29.3 GRAMS OF 995 PLATINUM (.9421 OZ APW)

30 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 1 CERTIFIED: FINEST KNOWN OF ONLY 10 MINTED!

EXTREMELY RARE!

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