Jesús Orejas Valdés

Jesús Orejas Valdés

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University, he joined the Special Corps of Commercial Diplomates of the State in 1973. He holds the position of Commercial Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Denmark, Tunisia, USA, Argentina and Mexico. In Spain, among others, he is Director of the Foreign Investment Division of the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade and Head of the Service of Relations with China in the General Directorate of Trade Policy.

Before retiring last May, for the last 12 years he has been responsible for attracting foreign investment from the Madrid City Council.

He has been a coin collector since he was 16 years old, firstly of Spanish coins in general, then of Roman silver coins (denarius, antoninianus, argenteos and silicuas) and from 1981 to the present time, of silver, fleece and copper/bronze coins from all the mints and peninsular kingdoms from the reign of Enrique IV (1454) until the Nueva Planta Decrees (1716) that make the coins of all the kingdoms of the Peninsula homogeneous.

Jesús Orejas Valdés

Jesús Orejas Valdés

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University, he joined the Special Corps of Commercial Diplomates of the State in 1973. He holds the position of Commercial Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Denmark, Tunisia, USA, Argentina and Mexico. In Spain, among others, he is Director of the Foreign Investment Division of the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade and Head of the Service of Relations with China in the General Directorate of Trade Policy.

Before retiring last May, for the last 12 years he has been responsible for attracting foreign investment from the Madrid City Council.

He has been a coin collector since he was 16 years old, firstly of Spanish coins in general, then of Roman silver coins (denarius, antoninianus, argenteos and silicuas) and from 1981 to the present time, of silver, fleece and copper/bronze coins from all the mints and peninsular kingdoms from the reign of Enrique IV (1454) until the Nueva Planta Decrees (1716) that make the coins of all the kingdoms of the Peninsula homogeneous.

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“Here’s a handsome prince…”

In January 1506, Philip the Handsome ordered the fleet to set sail from the courts of Brussels to the Kingdom of Castile to be proclaimed king of Castile under the name of Philip I, with his wife Johanna as Queen of Castile, in the Courts of Valladolid…

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A Time of Transition

One significant feature explaining the expansion beyond national borders was the efficiency of the Crown’s army, which was under the orders of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, also known as “El Gran Capitán”. He reorganized the military troops, implementing…

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Provincial Coinage

Following the end of the war of Spanish Succession in 1713, the new king Philip the fith had to face the problem that Spanish silver and gold coins were exported abroad and melted, as their finesse and weight were…

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