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The graphic plan of the coins has been made by the sculptor Gorge Stamatopoulos. To be been chosen a different subject for every coin.

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2 EURO
This coin commemorates a scene from a mosaic in Sparta (third century AD), showing Europa being abducted by Zeus, who has taken the form of a bull. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology after whom Europe was named. Edge lettering of the 2 euro coin: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ * (Hellenic Republic).

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1 EURO
This coin commemorates an owl, copied from an ancient Athenian 4 drachma coin (Fifth Century BC).

• 50 Euro Cents •

50 EURO CENTS
This shows Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), one of Greece’s most prominent political figures. He was a pioneer in social reform, a renowned diplomat and played a key role in modernising the Greek state and liberating Northern Greece and the Aegean islands.

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20 EURO CENTS
Ioannis Capodistrias (1776-1831) is shown on this coin, a leading national and European politician and diplomat who became the first Governor of Greece (1830-31) following the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827).

• 10 Euro Cents •

10 EURO CENTS
This shows Rigas-Fereos "Velestinlis" (1757-1798). He was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment and confederation. He was a visionary of Balkan liberation from Ottoman rule.

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5 EURO CENTS
This coin commemorates a modern sea-going tanker, reflecting the innovative spirits of Greek shipping.

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2 EURO CENTS
A corvette is featured on this coin, a type of ship used during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827).

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1 EURO CENT
This coin epicts an advanced model of an Athenian trireme, the largest warship afloat for more than 200 years, dating from the time of the Athenian democracy (Fifth Century BC).

 

• 2 Euro - Commemorative Coin •

COMMEMORATIVE COIN

2 Euro - Reverse - 2004

Olympic Games in Athens 2004

Issuing volume: max 50 million c.

 

 

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