50 euro: 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote
Series: Spain: Silver 50 euro coins
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.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.