2 Euro - Juan Carlos I - Don Quixote (2005)

Features

Denomination 2 Euro
Catalog Number KM# 1063
Weight (g) 8.5
Diameter (mm) 25.75
Thickness (mm) 2.2
Shape: Round
Composition: Bi-metallic Nickel-Brass plated Nickel center in Copper-Nickel ring
Magnetic
Currency Value (USD) 2.42
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Commemorative

Obverse

Engraved by B. Castellanos Gracia
Lettering:
ESPAÑA 20 05 M

Description:
4th centenary of the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ 'The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha'.
Don Quixote holding a lance, with windmills in the background. To the left, impressed into the surface of the coin, is the word 'ESPAÑA', 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. The year of issue is indicated at the bottom.

Reverse

Engraved by Luc Luycx
Lettering:
2 EURO LL

Edge

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

Description:
Milled with inscription.
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
2005 M 8,000,000 Common
2005 M 79,923 In sets only Unknown
2005 M 3,000 Proof Common

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