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Picture Depicts a 2002 Greek 1 Cent coin that apart from the date is exactly the same with the 2011 issue

Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2011
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 – 34,965,000
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).
Estimated Value – 0,05$
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Picture Despicts a 2002 issue of the 1 cent variety that apart from the date is exactly the same with the 2010 coin.

Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2010
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 – 26,975,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  16.25 mm
Weight – 2.27 gr
Interesting Facts –  4th most rare greek 1 cent coin (from 2002-2011)
Fleur De Coin Value – 0,10$

Denomination –  10 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1982
Head Of State – Prime Minister Andreas G. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Atom Design, Inscriptions “Ελληνική Δημοκρατία” –  “10 Δραχμές”, Date: 1982
Reverse – Head Of Democritus Left, Inscription “Δημόκριτος”
Metal – Copper 75%  – Nickel 25%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Th.Papagiannis – L.Orfanos
Catalogue –  KM #132
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 35.539.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  26.00 mm
Weight – 7.60 gr
Interesting Facts –  Democritus (460 – 370 BC) was a Greek philosopher, who developed the atomic theory of the universe, which had been originated by his mentor, the philosopher Leucippus. Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace. He wrote extensively, but only fragments of his works remain. According to his exposition of the atomic theory of matter, all things are composed of minute, invisible, indestructible particles of pure matter (atoma, “indivisibles”), which move about eternally in infinite empty space (kenon, “the void”)
Krause Value – 1,00$
Denomination –  1 Drachma
Country –  Greece
Year –  1988
Head Of State – Prime Minister Andreas G. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Lascarina Bouboulina (1783-1825) bust left, surrounded with legend indicating her name in Greek (Λ.Μπουμπουλίνα)
Reverse – Face Value 1 Drachma – Inscription (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) Hellenic Republic – 1988 – Anthemion – Full Masted Corvette At Sea
Metal – Copper 99,98, Phosphorus 0,02
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Kostas Kazakos
Catalogue –  KM #150
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – 36.707.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.80 gr
Interesting Facts –  The figure that dominated the naval operations of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) was Laskarina Bouboulina. When her second Spetsiot husband, D. Bouboulis, was killed during a battle with Algerian pirate ships in 1811, Bouboulina took over his trading operations and the preparation for the revolution.
She became a member of “Filiki Etaireia”, a secret organization which was preparing the revolution all over Europe and had the “Agamemnon”, her flagship, and three more war ships built at her own expense. Her fleet took part in many naval battles and dominated the Aegean creating probelms to the, by far superior, Turkish fleet
Krause Value – 0,50$
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 –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1980
Head Of State – Prime Minister George I. Rallis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1980
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 6.682.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.50 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in the Greek War of Independence, notably in the defense of Mesolongion (1822–23) and at Karpenision, where he defeated the Turks with a handful of men but died in battle. 
Krause Value – 1,25$
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 –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1978
Head Of State – Prime Minister Kostantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1978
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 12.010.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.50 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in the Greek War of Independence, notably in the defense of Mesolongion (1822–23) and at Karpenision, where he defeated the Turks with a handful of men but died in battle. 
Krause Value – 1,00$
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 $