Category: 21st Century Greek Coins

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 –  2 Euros
Country –  Greece
Year –  2011
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The center of the coin shows the emblem of the Games, a radiant sun the source of life that underlines the excellence and power of the athlete that takes part in the Games. Excellence is depicted in the olive branch and power in the spiral form in the center of the sun. Around the image is written the sign XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 as well as the issuing country
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 – BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Luc Luycx, Georgios Stamatopoulos
Catalogue – Not Yet On Krause (post writeen on 19/12/2011)
Edge – Fine Milled
Mintage – 1,000,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  25,75 mm
Weight – 8,5 gr
Interesting Facts – 1,000,000 pieces minted. The coin was hardly ever circulated because most pieces were massively bought by collectors on rolls. The same happened for the 10 euro silver commemoratives, even for the 100 euro gold coin issued only in 1.000 pieces
Closed Auction Value3,77 $
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 $