2 Euro Don Quixote

Features

Issuer Spain
King Juan Carlos I (1975-2014)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.11
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2168
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 1063,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 384
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

IV centenary of the first edition of "Don Quixote de la Mancha"

Obverse

An image of Don Quixote holding a lance, with windmills in the background in centre, the country name to the left above the mintmark. The 12 stars of the European Union are shown in the outer ring of the coin, with four of them impressed into the surface, and the date at the bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ESPAÑA 20 05 M

Translation: Spain 2005 M

Engraver: Begoña Castellanos García

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (Don Quixote) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

M Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)

Comments

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Modern Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha), or just Don Quixote, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. A founding work of Western literature, it is often labeled "the first modern novel" and many authors consider it to be the best literary work ever written.

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2005 M 7 892 077 $ 2.11 $ 2.11 $ 2.11 $ 2.11 $ 2.48 $ 3.16 $ 4.60 98%
2005 M 104 923 $ 5.26 1.7% In Sets only
2005 M 3 000 $ 37 0.9% Proof

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