10 euro - Puss-in-boots

Series: France - Legendary Characters from French Literature

Image of 10 euro coin - Puss-in-boots | France 2012.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.

This series, which was launched last year, continues its tribute to the characters of French literature. After the tragic destinies featured in 2011, it's the adventurers' turn in the spotlight: Cyrano, D’Artagnan and Puss in Boots.

Puss in Boots is described as cunning and dishonest in order to gain wealth for his master. On the obverse, Puss in Boots stands in period costume. His master's castle is depicted in the background. On the reverse, a portrait of Charles Perrault is accompanied by a quotation from the story: "Quelque grand que soit l’avantage de jouir d’un riche héritage, l’industrie et le savoir-faire valent mieux que des biens acquis".