12- and 2-Euro coins - 4th centenary of the publication of Cervantes' "Quixote"

Details

The two coins come in a de luxe coin case, numbered and limited to 30,000 units.

The cover of the coin case features a replica of the first edition of "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha", dating from 1605.

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12- and 2-Euro coins - 4th centenary of the publication of Cervantes' "Quixote"
Name Face value Weight Diameter
12 Euros Silver 12 € 18 g 33 mm
2 Euro Commemorative Coin 2 € 8,50 g 25,75 mm

12-Euros silver

The face of this coin, minted in sterling silver, portrays the overlappin profiles of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia.

The reverse side features Don Quixote of La Mancha reading, seated atop his bookpiles, lance in hand.

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The 2-Euro commemorative coin

The 2005 release of the 2-Euro coin is dedicated to the literary work "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha". The obverse portrays Don Quixote, lance in hand, against a background of windmills.

The reverse side is common to all the Euro zone countries.

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Introduction

The year 2005 marks the 4th Centenary of the first edition of «The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha» by Miguel de Cervantes, one of the masterpieces of world literature.

We have marked this occasion with the release of a 12-Euro coin minted in silver together with a further 2-Euro commemorative coin. Both releases are offered together in a coin case.

Different issues of 12 Euro Coins: (2002 Spain´s presidency EU) (2003 Spanish Constitution) (2004 Isabella I of Castile) (2004 Royal Wedding) (2006 Columbus) (2007 Treaty of Rome).

Informative text on Don Quixote


Prices

Coin case

12-Euro coin in silver and 2-Euro commemorative coin - Price: 19.00 Euros (*)

(*) Official retail price in Spain.