Category: 2000’s


Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2007
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – Closed zoom in to a typical view of the flowers and birds of the park.
Reverse – National emblem of Greece inside an artistic representation of a tree.
Designer – Georgios Stamatopoulos
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Krause – #KM 221
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 5,000
Diameter  –  40,00 mm
Weight – 34,00 gr
Interesting Facts – The river of Arkoudorema passes through the national park in Valia Kalda. The flora is just as impressive, with hundreds of types of trees, herbs, flowers and other plants which can only be found there. The geology and the flora are remnants of the ice age, as are twin lakes Flega at the centre of the park. There are no paved roads in the national park. Visitors can walk at the marked paths, the most famous of which is E6
Approx. Value – 58 Euros http://www.electacollections.com (as of February 2012)
Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2006
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – In the obverse, The National Emblem Of Greece between flowers is depicted. On the top edge ‘Hellenic Republic’ is written in the Greek Alphabet. The face value of the coin is displayed along the lower edge.
Reverse – In Greek mythology, Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the highest-ranking god among the Olympian Gods. He was god of the sky and thunder and his attributes included thunder, the lightning bolt, the septer, and the eagle. Zeus (in Greek Dias) was the ruler of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and the home of the gods. In 1981 UNESCO declared Mount Olympus an “International Biosphere Reserve” and in 1987 it was declared a National Park of Greece. This is the main motif of the reverse of this coin
Designer – Georgios Stamatopoulos
Krause – #KM 219
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 5,000
Diameter  –  40,00 mm
Weight – 34,00 gr
Interesting Facts – In Greek mythology, Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea and the highest ranking god among the Olympian gods. He was god of the sky and thunder and his attributes included thunder and the lightning bolt, the scepter, and the eagle. Zeus (in Greek Dias) was the ruler of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and the home of the gods. In 1987 the mountain was declared a National Park and in 1981 Unesco declared it an ‘International Biosphere Reserve’
Approx. Value – From 75 to 98 Euros (Taken From 2011 Ebay Auctions)
Denomination –  10 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2003
Head Of State – Prime Minister Constantinos Simitis
Mint – Athens National Mint
Obverse – Logo of the Greek presidency, together with the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗΣ ΕΝΩΣΗΣon the top and “HELLENIC PRESIDENCY OF EU” on the bottom, is depicted
Reverse – National Emblem of Greece, sourrounded by the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ (Greek Democracy) and the face value of €10 is shown.
Metal – 0,925 Silver
Condition – Proof
Mintage – 75.000 Proof (50.000 in the Coinset 2003)
Diameter  –  28,25 mm
Weight – 9,75 gr
Interesting Facts – This coin was issued to commemorate the Treaty of Accession (2003), signed in Athens on 16 April 2003, with Greece holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.The Treaty of Accession 2003 was the agreement between the European Union and ten countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary,Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia), concerning these countries’ accesion into the EU . At the same time it changed a number of points which were originally laid down in the Treaty Of NiceThe treaty was signed on 16 April 2003 in Athens, Greece and it entered into force on 1 May 2004, the day of the enlargement of the E.U.
Denomination –  100 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  2000
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Radian Design with circle (Vergina Star)
Reverse – Denomination 100 Drachmas – Alexander the Great head right – ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ (Alexander the Great – King Of Macedons)
Metal – Copper 92%, Alumnium 6%, Nickel 2%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator –V. Sampatakos
Catalogue – KM#159
Edge – Mills and smooth section
Mintage – 17,563,888
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 29,30  mm
Weight – 10,20 gr
Interesting Facts – Alexander the Great (356-323 bc) was the king of Macedonia (Greece), conqueror of the Persian Empire, and one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia, being the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and of Olympias, a princess of Epirus.
Aristotle was Alexander’s tutor; he gave Alexander a thorough training in rhetoric and literature and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, and philosophy
Krause Value – 2,35$ (Unc)
Denomination –  50 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  2000
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Homer head left
Reverse – Αn ancient sailing ship (Trireme) ,denomination & year of issue.
Metal – Copper 92%, Alumnium 6%, Nickel 2%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator –  K.Kazakos
Catalogue – KM#147
Edge – Milled
Mintage – Unknown
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 27,60 mm
Weight – 9.20 gr
Interesting Facts – Homer is a name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th Century B.C.. First minted in 1986
Krause Value – 1,75$ (Unc)
Denomination –  20 Cents (0,20 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2002
Head Of State – Prime Minister Kostantinos G. Simitis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Ioannis Kapodistrias, Denomination in Greece, Date to the Left, Initials Of The Designer appears at the lower left of the portrait Γ.Σ. (Γιώργος Σταματόπουλος), Anthemion over date.
Reverse – 20 Euro Cent Lettering, Common Design
Metal – Nordic gold (89% copper – 5% aluminium – 5% zinc – 1% tin)
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – G.Stamatopoulos, Luc Lyucx
Catalogue – KM#185
Edge – Spanish flower shape
Mintage – 208,940,055
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  22,25mm
Weight – 5,74 gr
Interesting Facts – Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776-1831), a distinguished national and European politician and diplomat, who became the first Governor of Hellas (1830-31) following the Greek War of Independence (1821-27). After taking charge of the final stage of the revolution and playing a decisive role in the ultimate victory, Ioannis Kapodistrias made notable contributions in such fields as domestic policy, education, justice, public works, social welfare, agriculture
EstimatedValue – 1,30$
Denomination –  10 Cents (0,10 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2009
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos A. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Rigas Fereos Velestinlis. His name in Greek is shown below the portrait and to the right is the denomination in Greek with the year to the left. Denomination appears underAnthemion Mintmark
Reverse – 10 Euro Cent Lettering
Metal – Nordic gold (89% copper – 5% aluminium – 5% zinc – 1% tin)
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – G.Stamatopoulos, Luc Luycx (common side)
Catalogue – KM#184
Edge – Shaped edge with fine scallops
Mintage – 45,975,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  19,75mm
Weight – 4,10 gr
Interesting Facts –  Rigas-Fereos (Velestinlis) (1757-1798) was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment and confederation. He was the first to visualize the liberation of the Balkans from the Ottoman Empire and was executed by the Ottomans in 1798 after vainly attempting to launch a Balkan-wide revolt against Ottoman rule
Estimated Value – 0,39 $ (fleur de coin price)
Denomination –  2 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2004
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos A. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Discus Thrower – Athens 2004 Olympic Games – Olympic Circles – 2 ΕΥΡΩ – Mint mark at the upper left of the statue’s head
Reverse – The reverse (used from 2007 onwards) was designed by Luc Luycx and displays a map of Europe, not including Iceland and cutting off, in a semi-circle, at the Bosporus, north through the middle of Ukraine and Belarus and through northern Scandinavia. Cyprus is located further west than it should be and Malta is shown disproportionally large so it appears on the map. The map has numerous indentations giving an appearance of geography rather than a flat design. Six fine lines cut across the map except where there is landmass and have a star at each end – reflecting the twelve stars on the flags of Europe. Across the map is the word EURO, and a large number 2 appears to the left hand side of the coin. The designer’s initials, LL, appear next to Cyprus. Luc Luycx designed the original coin, which was much the same except the design was only of the then 15 members in their entirety and showing border and no geographic features. The map was less detailed and the lines the stars were upon cut through where there would be landmass in eastern Europe if it were shown.
Metal – Bi-Metallic Brass center in Copper-Nickel ring.
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Luc Luycx
Catalogue – KM#209
Edge – Reeded and Lettered
Mintage – 49,500,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  25,70 mm
Weight – 8,52 gr
Interesting Facts – Voted “Best Trade Coin” 2004 by Coin World and F+W Publications – It is the 1st commemorative 2 euro coin ever issued. It is among the 37 rarest 2 euro coins from 2004 to now (according to mintage (31st place). Discus Throwing has remained virtually unchanged in the 28 centuries of its history. It is considered one of the most “noble” sporting events, since it did not have any direct connection with military exercises or farm work. In antiquity it formed part of the pentathlon.
Closed Auction Value – 4,00 $
Denomination –  5 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  2000
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Aristoteles – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 5 Drachmas – Hellenic Republic – 2000
Metal – 75% Copper , 25% Nickel
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Theodoros Papagiannis
Catalogue – KM#131
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – Unknown
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 22,50 mm
Weight – 5,50 gr
Interesting Facts –  Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato and Socrates the distinction of being the most famous of the ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, and at the age of 17 he moved to Athens to study at Plato’s Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, first as a student and then as a teacher, and then moved to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became tutor to the king’s young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great
Krause Value – 0,75$
Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2009
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Advanced Model of an Athenian Trireme of the 5th Century BC (The largest warship afloat for more than 200 years)- Anthemion Flower (Symbol Of the Bank Of Greece) – 12 Stars Of the EU – Denomination (1 Lepto)
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Obverse: A.Michelioudaki, Reverse: Luc Luycx
Catalogue –  KM #181
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – 49,975,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  16.25 mm
Weight – 2.27 gr
Interesting Facts –  The side of euro cents cannot repeat the denomination of the coin unless the issuing country uses an alphabet other than Latin(currently, Greece and Austria are the only such countries, hence Greece engraves “1 ΛΕΠΤΟ” upon their coins).
Krause Value – 0,35 $