10 euro – 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote – D.Quijote and Sancho mounting Clavileño

Series: Spain – Silver 10 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 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.