10 euro - Christopher Columbus 5th Centenary - La Pinta

Series: Spain - Silver 10 euro coins

Image of 10 euro coin - Christopher Columbus 5th Centenary - La Pinta | Spain 2006.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.
This year we commemorate the Quincentenary of the death of the great seafarer and discoverer Christopher Columbus, who died in Valladolid in 1506. His momentous voyage, in search of an alternative route to the Indies, concluded in the discovery of the New World. To mark the occasion the Spanish Royal Mint has minted a proof quality series of coins dedicated to commemorate this important figure and his great achievement, the discovery of America.The obverse, common for all three 10-Euro coins, portrays a likeness of Christopher Columbus and an astrolabe in the lower portion. The reverse of this second coin illustrates the caravel "The Pinta" which accompanied Columbus on his first voyage to America.