2 euro coins 2018 Spain – Felipe VI
2 euros coin
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 400 000 pieces
Felipe VI Felipe (Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is the King of Spain. He ascended to the throne on 19 June 2014 upon the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I. He is the only son of Juan Carlos and his wife Sofía of Greece and Denmark. When Juan Carlos was chosen in 1969 to be Francisco Franco’s successor, Felipe became second in line to the Spanish throne.
In 2004, Felipe married TV news journalist Letizia Ortiz with whom he has two daughters. Leonor, the elder, is his heir presumptive. In accordance with the Spanish Constitution, as monarch, he is head of state and commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces, and also plays a role in promoting relations with Hispanic America and the former Spanish East Indies, which are collectively called the “nations of its historical community”.