The F.N.M.T. - R.C.M. has minted a commemorative collector coin set to mark the 4th Centenary of the publication of "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part Two" penned by Miguel de Cervantes.
The first part, entitled "The Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote of La Mancha", published at the beginning of 1605, ranks as the most exceptional novel in the entire literary canon of Spain, and indeed of the world, and furthermore it rates as the most published and translated manuscript in history with the exception of the Bible.
The second part of this literary work made its appearance in 1615 under the title "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part Two".
Minted to proof quality, the collector coins in this issue come in stylish presentation cases.
Acquire each coin in its own case, or opt for the full set of both coins in a single case.
|Name||Composition||Face Value||Weight||Diameter||Quality||Mint Run|
|8 reales||.925 sterling silver||10 €||27 g||40 mm||Proof||7.500|
|2 escudos||.999 gold||100 €||6.75 g||23 mm||Proof||2.500|
8 reales plata
The obverse features the effigy of His Majesty King Felipe.
The reverse depicts Don Quixote and Sancho Panza astride their mounts.
Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:
- Set 2 coins - 420 Euros (*)
- 2 escudos gold - 375 Euros (**)
- 8 reales silver - 45 Euros
(*) Collector sets that include gold and silver coins: VAT is applied to the silver coins only.
(**) The gold 2 escudos coin: VAT-Exempt in the E.U. member states.