The face presents the portrait of Jean de la Fontaine surrounded by the most famous animals of his fables. We can recognize the crow and the fox, the ant, the wolf and the lamb or the tortoise and the hare. His name and the anniversary date of the 400 years of its birth complete the decor.
The 10 Euro coin is packaged in a cardlet representing an old book. On the cover, we can see the mention 1621-2021. Inside we find two illustrations by Gustave Doré, one of the first illustrators of La Fontaine's Fables. A biographical text as well as the inscription «400 ans Jean de La Fontaine» created specially by Thomas BAAS completes this exclusive cardlet.