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2 Euro Archeological site of Philippi

2 Euro (Archeological site of Philippi) -  obverse 2 Euro (Archeological site of Philippi) -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.22 USD
Composition Bimetallic: nickel-brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Archeological Site of Philippi

Obverse

The design features part of Basilica B and linear motifs inspired by a border pattern from an ancient Greek mosaic discovered at the site. Inscribed along the inner circle is the wording ‘ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF PHILIPPI’ and ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’ (in Greek). Also inscribed in the background is the year of issuance ‘2017’ and to the right a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint). Visible at the lower left is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΧΩΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΊΑ
2017

Translation:
ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF PHILIPPI
REPUBLIC OF GREECE
2017

Engraver: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Reverse

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

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: REPUBLIC OF GREECE

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2017  744,000 3.88 3.33 4.01 3.33
2017  4,500 8.43 Coin card blister
2017  1,500 Proof

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