Greek euro coins catalog

 

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Circulation euro coins of Hellenic Republic

coin Greece 2 euro 2002
2 euro 2002 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
EYPΩΠΗ 2 EYPΩ 2002
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Greece 2 euro 2008
2 euro 2008 (2007- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
EYPΩΠΗ 2 EYPΩ 2008
Coin value - 5-10 USD

 

coin Greece 1 euro 2002
1 euro 2002 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
1 EYPΩ 2007
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Greece 1 euro 2007
1 euro 2007 (2007- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
1 EYPΩ 2007
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Greece 50 euro cent 2002
50 euro cent 2002 (2002-2006)

brass
50 EURO CENT
50 ΛЕПТА 2002 / EΛ. BEΛIZEΛO∑
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Greece 50 euro cent 2009
50 euro cent 2009 (2007- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
50 ΛЕПТА 2002 / EΛ. BEΛIZEΛO∑ / Bust of El. Venizelos half left
Coin value - 3-5 USD

 

 

coin Greece 20 euro cent 2002
20 euro cent 2002 (2002-2006)

brass
20 EURO CENT
20 ΛЕПТА 2002 / I. KAПOΔI∑TPIA∑
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Greece 20 euro cent 2009
20 euro cent 2009 (2007- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
20 ΛЕПТА 2009 / I. KAПOΔI∑TPIA∑
Coin value - 3-5 USD

 

 

coin Greece 10 euro cent 2002
10 euro cent 2002 (2002-2006)

brass
10 EURO CENT
10 ΛЕПТА 2002 / PHГA∑ ФEPAIO∑
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Greece 10 euro cent 2007
10 euro cent 2007 (2007- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
10 ΛЕПТА 2007 / PHГA∑ ФEPAIO∑
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Greece 5 euro cent 2017
5 euro cent 2017 (2002- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
5 ΛЕПТА 2017
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Greece 2 euro cent 2002
2 euro cent 2002 (2002- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
2 ΛЕПТА 2002
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

coin Greece 1 euro cent 2013
1 euro cent 2013 (2002- )

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
1 ΛЕПТO 2013
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

Commemorative euro coins of Greece - chart with prices

coin Greece 2 euro 2004
2 euro 2004

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
Olympics in Athens
2 EURO / Denomination and map
ATHENS 2004 / Discus thrower
Coin value - 3-5 USD

 

Year Face value Mintage Theme Alloy Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Price in Euro
2004 2 50000000  XXVIII Summer Olympic Games 2004 in Athens bimetallic 25,75 8,5 5
2007 2 4000000 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2009 2 4000000 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2010 2 2500000 2500 years of the Marathon Battle bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2011 2 1000000  XIII Olympic Games for persons with mental disabilities bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2012 2 1005000 10 years of euro cash circulation bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2013 2 754000 100th anniversary of the unification of Crete with Greece bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2013 2 754000 2400th anniversary of Platonic Academy bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2013 5 10000 150 years since the birth of Konstantinos Kavafis copper-nickel 30,5 11 15
2014 2 750000 150 years of alliance of the Ionian Islands with Greece bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2014 2 750000 400 years since the death of El Greco - (Domenikos Teotokopoulos) bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2014 5 7500 200 years of foundation of Flika Eteria Greece copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 15
2015 2 750000 30th anniversary of the European flag bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2015 2 750000 75 years since the death of Spyridon Louis bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2015 5 7500 100 years since the birth of musician Vasilis Tsitsanis copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 15
2016 2 750000 150 years since the Holocaust of Arkadi Monastery bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 2 750000 120 years since the birth of Dimitris Mitropoulos bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 5 6500 100 years co birthday of Yannis Moralis copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 15
2017 2 750000 Philippa Archaeological Complex bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2017 2 750000 60 years old writer Nysos Kazandzakis bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2017 5 5000 175 years since the birth of artist Nikolaos Gizis copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 18
2018 2 750000 70th anniversary of the Dodecanese Islands Union bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2018 2 750000 poet Costis Palamas bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 2 750000 150 years since the death of Andreas Kalvos bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 2 750000 100 years since the birth of Manolis Andronikos bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 5 5000 Tulip Gulimi - Endemic flora of Greece copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 20
2019 5 5000 100 anniversary of the Loan Deposit and Loan Fund copper-nickel 30,5 18,8 65
2020 2 750000  2500 years of the Battle of Fermopil bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2020 2 750000 100 years since the inclusion of Thrace in Greece bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2021 2 1470000 200 years of independence from the Ottoman Empire bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2021 5 125000 The first coins of the Greek state copper-nickel + polymer 27,25 9 70
2021 5 125000  The first coins of the Greek state copper-nickel + polymer 27,25 9 70
2022 2 750000 200 years of Greece's first Constitution bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 3000000 35th anniversary of the Erasmus program bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3

 

 

Greek euro coins description

Hellenic Republic
Capital: Athens
Area: 131957 km2
Population: 10.815 million people (2011)
Official language: Greek Monetary unit before the introduction of the euro: Greek drachma = 100 lepta
Euro introduction date: January 1, 2002
Head of State: President
Form of government: parliamentary republic

Greece joined the euro zone just a year (January 1, 2001) before the introduction of the euro into cash circulation, so the time to design coins and issue them was limited. The National Mint did not have time to cope with such a volume of work, therefore, in order to provide the country with the necessary number of coins by January 1, 2002, it was decided to place orders for minting at the mints of France, Spain and Finland.
The current minting of coins 8.

 

 

You can determine where the coin was minted by the letter designation affixed to one of the stars around the circumference. In this case, the letter E stands for the Royal Mint of Spain, F - the Paris Mint, and the letter S - the Mint of Finland, and the sign of the Athens Mint is on all the coins of Greece, regardless of where it was minted.

All Greek euro coins are designed by the sculptor of the coinage department of the Bank of Greece, Georgios Stamatopoulos (HwpYou Eta ^ atopoi Hoi, translated into English as Georgios Stamatopoulos), each of them has its own theme. At the same time, ships are depicted on the lower denominations, great Greeks are depicted on the middle denominations, and images from history and mythology are depicted on the higher denominations.

On small coins of 1, 2 and 5 euro cents, Greek ships are depicted. The obverse of 1 cent is decorated with the image of the Athenian trireme, the largest, fastest and most maneuverable warship of the ancient Greeks. The 2 cent coin depicts The corvette was a Greek warship used in the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827). The national side of the 5 cents is decorated with a modern sea tanker, symbolizing the advanced trends in the development of Greek navigation.

The obverse of 10, 20 and 50 euro cents is decorated with portraits of famous Greeks. The 10 cent depicts Rigas Fereos (c. 1757-1798), also known as Rigas Velestinlis or Rigas Konstandinos, a Greek national hero, revolutionary poet and one of the first participants in the Greek Enlightenment. The obverse of the 20 cents depicts John Capidostrius, the first ruler of independent Greece (1827-1831). The 50-cent coin is decorated with a portrait of Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos (1864-1936), a famous Greek politician, in 1910-1933. served several times as prime minister.

The national side of the 1 euro is decorated with an owl depicted on an Athenian tetradrachm of the 5th century BC. BC e. Tetradrachma is an ancient Greek silver coin with a face value of 4 drachmas and weighing from 15.5 to 17 g, depending on the monetary system. Thus, the tetradrachm of the Phoenician-Rhodian monetary system had the smallest weight, and the largest - in the Attic monetary system. The minting of the tetradrachm began in Athens around 510 BC. e. It was also in the monetary circulation of Judea and Ancient Rome and was equal to 3 Roman denarii.
The 2 euro coin depicts a fragment of a Spartan mosaic from the 3rd century BC. BC e. with a scene from ancient Greek mythology. Zeus in the form of a bull kidnaps the daughter of the Phoenician king, the beautiful Europa.

 

 

Depicting ships on Greek coins is a long tradition. Right - 50 drachmas 2000 from aluminum-bronze alloy Europe is named after her. In the upper left part of the obverse of the coin above the image there is an inscription in Greek: EYPHnH (EUROPE). It is worth noting that on the national side of the Greek coins the denomination designation is duplicated, however, in Greek. At the same time, the name of the change unit "cent" is translated as "mite" - this was the name of the ancient Greek copper coin. At the beginning of the XIX century. the mite was a bargaining unit for the Greek phoenix, and from 1832 - already the drachma.