Greece

Greece

Info

Capital: Athens

Start EU: 01/01/1981

internet: .gr

Start Euro: 2002

Previous Coin: Greek Drachma

1 euro: 340,75 GRD

More info about Greece can be found on wikipedia

Coin Images

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Greece 2 euro
Greece 1 euro
Greece 50 cent
Greece 20 cent
Greece 10 cent
Greece 5 cent
Greece 2 cent
Greece 1 cent

Description

2 Euro: Europa, daughter of the fenic kings sitting on a bull.

Text on the edge of the 2 euro coin: (HELLENIC DEMOKRATIA in greek writting)
1 Euro: Owl, the holy bird of the godess Athena, also the arm of the city Athens.


50 Cent: Elefterios Kyrariakos Venizelos (Crete 1864 - Paris 1936)
Person who unified Crete with Greece
20 Cent: Joannis Kapodistrias, early president
10 Cent: Rigas Velestinlis Fereos, forerunner of the greek enlightment.

5 Cent: Modern tanker
2 Cent: A korvet (sailboat used during greek independant war)

1 Cent: Anthenian Trireme (5th century BC)

Coin stamps
All coins have the coin stamp of the Banc of Greece.


Greece became member of the European Community on 1/1/2001.

There was not much time left to mint every coin and Greece asked other countries to help mint the greek coins for 2002:

- France (coin stamp F)
- Spain (coin stampl E)
- Finland (coin stamp S)
This coin stamp can be found in the star the clossest to the issue year.

Circulation

 
1 cent
2 cent
5 cent
10 cent
20 cent
50 cent
1 euro
2 euro
2002
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2002EF
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2003
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2004
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Set
2005
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2006
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2007
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Set
2008
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2009
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2010
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2011
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Set
2012
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
2013
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
V: in circulation; Set: coin only exists in coin sets; —: coin doesn't exists; ?: unknown

Commemorative 2 euro coin

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Greece commemorative 2 euro 2004

2004 - Olympic Games in Athens 2004

Volume: max. 50.000.000 pieces

Greece commemorative 2 euro 2007

2007 - 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Volume: 4.000.000 pieces

Greece commemorative 2 euro 2009

2009 - 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union

Volume: 4.000.000 pieces

Greece commemorative 2 euro 2010

2010 - 2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon

Volume: 2.500.000 pieces

Greece commemorative 2 euro 2011

2011 - De Special Olympics World Summer Games Athene 2011

Volume: 1.000.000 pieces

Greece commemorative 2 euro 2012

2012 - Ten years of euro banknotes and coins

Volume: ? pieces

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Bank notes

Bank notes issued in Greece have always the character "Y" before the serial number.