Spain 2 euros 2005 - Don Quixote of La Mancha

Obverse of Spain 2 euros 2005 - Don Quixote of La Mancha
Krause - Mishler KM# 1063
Details 4th centenary of the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes' 'The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.'

The centre of the coin features an image of Don Quixote holding a lance, with windmills in the background. To the left, impressed into the surface of the coin, is the word 'ESPA√ĎA', under which the mintmark 'M' appears.

The 12 stars of the European Union are shown in the outer ring of the coin, with four of them impressed into the surface.

Issue date: April 1, 2005
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times
Mintage 7,892,077 pieces

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