Greek euro coins

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Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins. They were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos with the minor coins depicting Greek ships, the middle ones famous Greeks and the two large denominations examples of Greek history and mythology. All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and a tiny symbol of the Bank of Greece [1] (http://www.bankofgreece.gr) (which looks somewhat irritatingly like a cannabis leaf, but isn't). Unique to the national side of Greek coins is that the value of the coin is expressed in the Greek alphabet. Also, the euro cent is called the lepton (λεπτον; plural lepta, λεπτα) in Greek, unlike other languages which borrowed the word cent.

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see Euro coins.

Depiction of Greek euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
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An Athenian trireme of
the 5th century BC
A corvette (or dromon)
of the early 19th century
A modern tanker, symbol
of Greek enterprise
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
image:10ec_gre.png image:20ec_gre.png Missing image
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Rigas Velestinlis-Fereos
1757-1798, Greek poet
Ioannis Kapodistrias 1776-
1831, Greek statesman
Eleftherios Venizelos 1864-
1936, Greek politician
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2.00 Commemorative coin
Missing image
1e_gre.png
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Picture of a 5th cen. BC
4 drachma coin of Athens
(a coin in a coin)
The abduction of Europa
by Zeus in the form of a bull
A 2 € commemorative coin
for the Olympic Games held
in Athens.

In the 2 € Coin Edge the words Hellenic Republic in Greek and in Greek script can be found.


Types of Euro coins
Eurozone: Austria | Belgium | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Portugal | Spain</small>
New EU countries: Estonia | Lithuania | Slovakia
Other: Monaco | San Marino | Vatican

External links

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