10 euro: 4th Centenary of the publication of Don Quixote – D.Quijote knocked down by a windmill
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 side of this first coin features an interpretation of the chapter known as "The adventure of the windmills", in which Don Quixote is shown being knocked off his horse by the sail of a windmill.