Greek Euro Coins






50 cent - Venizelos - social reformer and diplomat who contributed greatly to the modernisation of Greece.






1 Euro - An owl as was depicted on the one drachme coin in Athens ca. 500 BC.





2 Euro - Scene on a mosaic in Sparta - Europe abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull.

1 cent - An Athenian trieme(a type of warship) from around the fifth century BC.




Two Euro Coin Rim

Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appears "Greek Democracy" - in the Greek alphabet - plus one star.







Greek Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


The Olympic Games in 2004 in Athens in a sense gave birth to the Euro commemorative issues. In 2004 Greece minted no standard two Euro coins for circulation but only the 2004 commemorative - indeed over 34 million of them.


2004 - Myron Discus Thrower - Emblem of the 2004 Olympics held in Athens. This was the very first Euro commemorative issue.


Date of issue     : 12.05.2004

Issuing Volume : 35 Million


2010 - This commemorates the famous battle of Marathon that took place over 2500 years ago. Depicted is one of the Marathon warriors.

Date of issue     : 25.10.2010

Issuing Volume : 2,5 Million



2011 - The special olympics of 2011 in Athens. These games were for retarded and severely handicapped people.


Date of issue     : 30.05.2011

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2013 - 2.400th Anniversary of the founding of the Platon Academy.

Date of issue     : 01.10.2013

Issuing Volume : 754.000



2013 - 100th Anniversary of the union of Crete with Greece.


Date of issue     : 01.10.2013

Issuing Volume : 754.000



2014 - 400th Anniversary of the death of Domínikos Theotokópoulos.

Date of issue     : 24.09.2014

Issuing Volume : 754.000



2014 - 150th Anniversary of the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece.


Date of issue     : 24.09.2014

Issuing Volume : 754.000



2015 - 75th Anniversary of the death of Spyridon Louis.



Date of issue     : 23.12.2015

Issuing Volume : 750.000


2016 - 150th Anniversary of destruction of the Arkadu Monastery.

Date of issue     : 16.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 750.000




2016 - 120th Anniversary of the birth of Dimitri Mitropoulos.



Date of issue     : 16.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 750.000


2017 - 60th Anniversary of the death of Nikos Katzanakis.



Date of issue     : 10.07.2017

Issuing Volume : 750.000



2017 - Archaeological Site of Philipi.



Date of issue     : 12.10.2017

Issuing Volume : 750.000



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