2 Euros Nikos Kazantzakis

2 Euros (Nikos Kazantzakis) - obverse2 Euros (Nikos Kazantzakis) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euros
2 EUR = USD 2.13
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
117572
References KM# 289
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

60 Years in Memoriam of Nikos Kazantzakis

Obverse

The design features a profile portrait of Nikos Kazantzakis, one of Greece’s greatest 20th-century writers. Inscribed along the inner circle, at the left, is the wording ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’ and the name ‘NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS’ (in Greek). At the top is the year of issuance ‘2017’ and at the center-left a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint). Also visible at lower right is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Script: Greek

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ 2017
ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΖΑΝΤΖΑΚΗΣ

Translation:
Hellenic Republic 2017
Nikos Kazantzakis

Engraver: George Stamatopoulos

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Script: Greek

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: Hellenic Republic

2 Euros (Nikos Kazantzakis) -  obverse

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Mint

Mintmark of The National Mint of the Bank of Greece The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

Comments

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) was one of Greece’s greatest 20th-century writers. He is known across the world mostly for his novels, rich in metaphysical insight and iconic heroes, and translated into over 30 languages.
The coin was issued in bankrolls and in Proof quality in a wooden box with a certificate of authenticity and in BU quality on a coincard blister.



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2017  744 000 $ 2.60 $ 2.70 $ 3.30 $ 3.50 98%
2017  4 500 $ 9.60 2% Coincard Blister
2017  1 500 $ 64 1.8% Proof

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