|The Spanish 2016 BU set contains a complete set of Spanish euro coins, as well as a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the fourth centenary of Miguel de Cervantes.
Miguel de Cervantes is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and the world's pre-eminent novelist. His major work, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes").
In April 1998 the Spanish Prime Minister unveiled the designs chosen for the national side of the Spanish coins: the 1 and 2 euro coins bear the effigy of King Philip VI; the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins have the portrait of Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature; and the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins depict the Obradoiro facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the masterpieces of Spanish baroque.
Issue date: 29 March 2016