Proof, quadruple latent image
Description of obverse and reverse
On the reverse children are depicted playing with twelve stars on a base of two horizontal lines that form part of an enlarged Euro symbol featured in center ground. At right, a quadruple latent image reveals a crowned "M", the number 12, a star and the Euro symbol. Above this, the coin's face value, "10 EURO". The mint mark beneath. The lower part of the coin exhibits the text "X ANIVERSARIO DEL EURO.
The obverse portrays the likeness of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I.
A brief annotation
The year 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Euro. Euro coins and banknotes were released into circulation in 12 European countries on January 1, 2002. A further 5 countries were subsequently incorporated into the Euro Zone.
About 330 million people have the Euro as their only currency.