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2 Euro 1st map

2 Euro (1st map) -  obverse 2 Euro (1st map) -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2006
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.23 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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 ↑↑
References KM# 188, Schön# 138
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

A representation of the myth of the Abduction of Europa, the daughter of the Phoenician King Agenor, by Zeus, who had taken the form of a bull, is accompanied with the legend "Ευρώπη" (Europa) and the facial value and encircled by the twelve stars of Europe.

Lettering:
ΕΥΡΩΠΗ
ΓΣ
2 ΕΥΡΩ
20 02

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union.

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

2 Euro (1st map)

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Comments

Mint sets in 2002 were produced by Greece

and by Dutch mint

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  75,400,000 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 3.15 2.70
2002  54,945 9.83 In Sets only
2002  5,000 In Sets only (Dutch Mint - Set; error strike: false inscription with 2 instead of 3 lines at top left)
2002 S 70,000,000 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.51 2.79 "S" mark in Star
2003  550,000
2003  99,300 20.37 In Sets only
2004  30,000 8.93 In Sets only
2005  1,050,000 3.18
2005  50,000 In Sets only
2006  1,050,000 3.63
2006  50,000 In Sets only

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