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The Association

The FRIENDS OF THE SEGOVIA MINT Association was founded on November 5, 1993 and listed in the Government Registry on November 9 with the number 990, which now is our number with the Provincial Registry of Associations, on file in the Segovia Delegation of the Assembly of Castile and Leon, the regional administration.  Our number in the Segovia City Hall registry of Associations is 97.  The Association was created for the purpose of promoting the restoration of the historic Segovia Mint and its conversion to a "living museum".  The official restoration project was successfully begun on February 14, 2007, now known as "Mint Day" in Segovia.

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This is the location of our headquarters:

 FRIENDS OF THE SEGOVIA MINT ASSOCIATION
 Plaza de la Merced, 8
 40001, Segovia, ESPAÑA

This is our postal address (P.O. Box) for all postal mail and packages:

FRIENDS OF THE SEGOVIA MINT ASSOCIATION
 Apartado de Correos 315
 40080, Segovia, ESPAÑA

These are our telephone numbers:

  Office:    (+34)  921 - 42 09 21
  Cell:       (+34)   652 - 277 300

This is our e-mail address:

  info@segoviamint.org

 


Our headquarters     (click on photos to enlarge)



  

On November 20, 2007 we inaugurated our new headquarters at the centrally located Merced Plaza, in Segovia, a short walk and half way between the Main Plaza and the Alcazar castle.  Oue headquarters are located immediately next door to the romanic, 13th century San Andres Church, and is offered to us as a contribution by the GRUPO IH Company.  We have a large meeting hall for our reunions, an office-library, and a special coin-striking room for our hammer press, as can be seen in the above photos.


The Board of Directors of the Association

On April 29, 2008, the new Board of Directors was elected during the Extraordinary General Assembly of the members.  The members of the new Board of Directors are:  Glenn Murray (President), Miguel Ángel Herrero (Vicpresident), Carlos Arribas Ayuso (Treasurer), David María Sanz (Secretary), Julia Casaravilla Peysoto (Assistant Board Member 1º), y Miguel de Miguel (Assistant Board Member 2º).


Our hammer-struck medals
(click on photos to enlarge)

Only monetary issues struck by government authority are defined as "coins".  Our hammer struck pieces are private medallic issues.


Buy a coining die of your own design
and we will take our hammer-press and the Segovia Mint
to your inaugurations, fiestas and other special events. 


info@segoviamint.org

 


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HTTP://WWW.SEGOVIAMINT.ORG
Segovia Mint entrance gate


2
700 AÑOS DE LA CONFIRMACION
1305 - 2005 FIESTA DE LOS
FUEROS DE SEPULVEDA

Horseman

3
FIESTA DE LOS FUEROS - SEPULVEDA
2006 - LA ESTRELLA DE DAVID

Horseman with Star of David

4
FIESTA DE LOS FUEROS · LA MEDIA LUNA · SEPULVEDA 2007
Crescent moon with 7 stars

5
CANDIDATURA CAPITAL EUROPEA DE LA CULTURA · 2016 SEGOVIA
Logo of the candidature

6
SEGOVIA
Copy of the first coin struck in Segovia
in 30 B.C.

7
ACUEDUCTO DE SEGOVIA · 2007
Segovia Aqueduct
(hand engraved die by Juan Jose Sanchez)

8
Veinticinco años de nuestras vidas - Segovia - 2008
 25 Años de Horizonte Cultural

Horizon Cultural Association

9
SAN FRUTOS · PATRON DE SEGOVIA
with latend image of the 
turning of the page
(design by: Juan José Sánchez)

10
ZAMARRAMALA · SANTA ÁGUEDA
DESDE 1227

with typical local costume
(design by: Juan José Sánchez)

11
CEIP EL PEÑASCAL
1961 - 50 ANIVERSARIO - 2011

with the facade of the school

12
VILLA DE CUÉLLAR
with the town´s castle and
coat of arms

OBVERSES

The above photos show pieces struck on our hammer press using our 8 different obverse dies.  The die featuring the Segovia aqueduct was hand worked by our master engraver and member Juan Jose Sanchez, who uses the centuries old method of engraving with a burin and magnifying glass.

 


A
AMIGOS DE LA CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA
Castle and lion design used on all old Spanish silver coins.

B
AMIGOS DE LA CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA
Four main monuments of Segovia: the Alcazar castle, Cathedral, Aqueduct, and Mint

C
AMIGOS DE LA CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA - 2010
Cuatro monumentos principales de Segovia: Alcázar, Catedral, Acueducto y Ceca.

D
AMIGOS DE LA CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA - 2011
Cuatro monumentos principales de Segovia: Alcázar, Catedral, Acueducto y Ceca.

REVERSES

The two pieces we show above have been struck with our reverse dies, which we combine with obverse dies according to each occasion or special requests.  All of our pieces are individually struck on 25 mm planchets of copper or silver on our hammer press (see photo below), made specially for our Association by our friends at the historic Mint museum at Hall in Tyrol, Austria, which is the same Mint that built the original machinery for the Segovia Mint in 1583.  We were able to purchase the press thanks to the help given to us by our friends at the Segovia Savings Bank.




Our engraver and member, Juan Jose Sanchez Castaño,
has made two dies for us:  the obverse die with the aqueduct
and the reverse die with the four monuments.
Presently, he is working at the Singapore Mint.


Buy a coining die of your own design
and we will take our hammer-press and the Segovia Mint
to your inaugurations, fiestas and other special events. 


info@segoviamint.org

 

 


"Mint Day" in Segovia
(click on photos to enlarge)

Following a suggestion made by Jose Antonio Gomez Municio, journalist from Segovia, the FRIENDS OF THE SEGOVIA MINT Association has declared February 14 as "Mint Day" in Segovia, in commemoration of the start up of the restoration work at the Mint, which took place on February 14, 2007.  Below you can see the invitations we sent for each celebration, as well as photos of the event.

First Anniversary.  Mint Day - 2008

Second Anniversary.  Mint Day - 2009