Euro of Greece

Catalog of Greek coins in euro

1 cent
2002-
16,25 mm
2,30 g
steel, copper
2 cents
2002-
18,75 mm
3,06 g
steel, copper
5 cents
2002-
21,25 mm
3,92 g
steel, copper
10 cents
2002-
19,75 mm
4,10 g
Nordic gold
20 cents
2002-
22,25 mm
5,74 g
Nordic gold
50 cents
2002-
24,25 mm
7,80 g
Nordic gold
1 euro
2002-
23,25 mm
7,50 g
nickel, brass, copper
2 euro
2002-
25,75 mm
8,50 g
nickel, brass, copper

Greek euro

The euro replaced In Greece the Greek drachma (GRD), with an exchange rate of 1 EUR = 340 750 GRD.

Greek euro coins were designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. In copper coins are represented ships, in particular:

The bronze coins recall famous Greek personalities:

The 1 euro coin recalls the ancient tetradrachm of Athens of the fifth century BC, with the representation of the owl, an animal sacred to the goddess Athena.

The 2-euro coin shows the scene of the abduction of the goddess Europa by Zeus transformed in a bull.

The value of the coins is expressed with the Latin alphabet on the common face, and with the Greek alphabet on the national side; the national side of cents coins shows the Greek translation lepto (λεπτό) for the singular and lepta (λεπτά) in the plural, like on the old drachma.

In addition to the 12 stars of the founding countries of the European Union, the year of minting and the symbol of the Bank of Greece, in the first coins appear also the symbols of mints that helped Greece for the initial production of coins, which are:

The coins produced in Greece didn't present any letter.

2 euro commemorative coins

2004
Summer Olympics in Athens
2 euro 2004
2007
50th Anniversary of the Signature of the Treaty of Rome
2 euro 2007
2009
Ten years of Economic and Monetary Union
2 euro 2009
2010
25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon
2 euro 2010
2011
Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens
2 euro commemorativi 2011
2012
10th Anniversary of Euro coins
2 euro commemorativi 2012
2013
100th Anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece
2 euro commemorativi 2013
2013
2400th Anniversary of the Founding of the Platonic Academy
2 euro commemorativi 2013
2014
400 Years since the Death of El Greco
2 euro commemorativi 2014
2014
150th Anniversary of the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece
2 euro commemorativi 2014
2015
30th Anniversary of the Flag of Europe
2 euro commemorativi 2015
2015
75 Years since the Death of Spyridon Louis
2 euro commemorativi 2015