Spain copper-nickel UNC coin 2 euros, Don Quixote, date 2005. Roll 25 pieces. 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 '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.
Germany copper-nickel UNC coin 2 euros, Mecklenburg Castle Schwerin "A", date 2007. Roll 25 pieces. A series of 2 euro commemorative coins was designed to increase the European public's awareness of Germany's federal structure. The coins were issued in the order of rotation of the Bundesrat presidency (the Upper House of the German parliament representing the federal states). The coin shows Schwerin Castle and bears the inscription ‘Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’ - the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania where the castle is located. The mintmark ‘A’, ‘D’, ‘F’, ‘G’ or ‘J’ appears above the image, and the engraver's initials ‘HH’ below it. The year of mintage, 2007, the 12 stars of the European Union and the words ‘Bundesrepublik Deutschland’ appear in the outer ring. Issue date: February 2, 2007