Proof Set - 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote

Details

The coins are presented in de luxe jewel cases and come with the respective certificate of authenticity issued by the FNMT-RCM.

The coins may be purchased either singly, as a silver set (containing the Cincuentin and the three 8-real coins), or as the complete set (containing all five coins).

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Proof Set - 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote
Name Face value Weight Diameter Mint run
8 escudos gold 400 € 27 g 38 mm 3.000
Cincuentín silver 50 € 168,75 g 73 mm 12.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 18.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 18.000
8 reales silver 10 € 27 g 40 mm 18.000

8-escudos gold

The face portrays Don Quixote of La Mancha reading, seated atop his bookpiles.

The reverse shows the figures of Don Quixote of La Mancha and of Sancho Panza astride their mounts.

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Cincuentín silver

The obverse has been struck with a figure that recalls Miguel de Cervantes poised as if writing.

The reverse shows us an image of Don Quixote of la Mancha reading, and to the left of this the figures of Don Quixote of la Mancha and Sancho Panza riding their mounts.

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8-reales silver - Windmills

The common obverse for the 10 Euro coins has been minted with an image of Don Quixote of La Mancha reading, seated atop his bookpiles.

The reverse side of this first coin features an interpretation of the chapter known as "The adventure of the windmills", in which Don Quixote is shown being knocked off his horse by the sail of a windmill.

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8-reales silver - Wineskins

The common obverse for the 10 Euro coins has been minted with an image of Don Quixote of La Mancha reading, seated atop his bookpiles.

The reverse of this second coin brings us an interpretation of the chapter known as "A Battle with Wineskins", in which Don Quixote is seen to be stabbing some wineskins filled with red wine.

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8-reales silver - Clavileño

The common obverse for the 10 Euro coins has been minted with an image of Don Quixote of La Mancha reading, seated atop his bookpiles.

The reverse of the third 8-real coin has been cast with an interpretation of the chapter known as "The Coming of Clavileño and the End of this Lengthy Adventure" in which Don Quixote and Sancho are shown mounted upon the wooden horse called Clavileño.

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Introduction

Silver set 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote

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

A collector coin set has been authorized, minted and released to mark the occasion. These coins feature texts and designs dedicated to commemorating the first edition of the work

Informative text on Don Quixote


Prices

The Sets

Complete Set - Price: 1,082.28 Euros (*)

Silver Set - Price: 270.28 Euros (*)

Individual Coins

The 8-escudos gold - Price: 812.00 Euros (*)

Silver Cincuentín - Price: 145.00 Euros (*)

The 8-reales silver - Price: 41.76 Euros (*)

(*) Official retail price in Spain.