Menu

2 Euro 1st map

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

© Numista

Features

Country Greece
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.23 USD
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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 188,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 138
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 face value and encircled by the twelve stars of Europe.

Lettering:
ΕΥΡΩΠΗ
ΓΣ
2 ΕΥΡΩ
20 02

Translation:
EUROPA
GS
2 EURO
20 02

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

Reverse

A map, next to the face 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

Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC

2 Euro (1st map)

© Cyrillius

Comments

The coin is issued in bankrolls and the above mint sets:

2002 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set: The Official Blister 2002 was issued on 31 October 2002 with a mintage of 50,000 pieces. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos.


2002 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set produced by the Duch Mint: The Dutch version of the Greek Blister 2002 was issued in 2002 with a mintage of only 5,000 pieces. The only visible difference between the Greek and the Dutch version of the blister is the issuing authority, namely the Greek ministry of Economy and the Greek ministry of Economics and Finance respectively.


2003 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set: The Official Blister 2003 was issued in June 2003. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos.


2004 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set: The Official 2004 Blister is dedicated to the "Epikourios Apollo’s temple” and it was issued in May 2005 with a mintage of 30,000 pieces. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (BU). Bassae (Latin) or Bassai (meaning "little vale in the rocks") hosts the temple of Apollo Epikourios ("Apollo the helper"). It was designed by Iktinos, architect of the Temple of Hephaestus and the Parthenon and the ancient writer Pausanias praises the temple as eclipsing all others but the temple of Athena at Tegea by the beauty of its stone and the harmony of its construction.


2005 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set: The Official Blister 2005 is dedicated to the "Ancient coins of Athens”. It was issued on 11 January 2006 with a mintage of 25,000 pieces. The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. The minor coins depict Greek ships, the middle coins portray famous Greeks and the two large denominations show images of Greek history and mythology.


2006 Official Issue Hellenic Coin Set: The Official Blister 2006 is dedicated to the "Ancient Greek coins". It was issued on 11 January 2006 with a mintage of 25,000 pieces. The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. The minor coins depict Greek ships, the middle coins portray famous Greeks and the two large denominations show images of Greek history and mythology.

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  75,400,000 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.51 2.61
2002  54,945 16.02 In Sets only
2002  5,000 In Sets only (Dutch Mint - Set; error strike: inscription with 2 instead of 3 lines at top left)
2002 S 70,000,000 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.79 "S" mark in Star
2003  550,000 2.23
2003  99,300 12.11 In Sets only
2004  30,000 11.16 In Sets only (Epikourios Apollon's Temple)
2005  1,050,000 2.23 3.01
2005  50,000 In Sets only (Ancient coins of Athens)
2006  1,050,000 2.23 2.51 3.46
2006  50,000 In Sets only (Ancient Greek coins)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange this coin: fada, sywonder, saturnpro17, mpe, katermurr, sroussos, dlm-numista, francoisdes, Nicoska06, yarik, escolapioto, Pipo7, mario.fiammelligmail.com, Hans Moeads, borigi, wimi, Codiv, schurl, Mirko13, Zetsuboucycy, moi4992, Sloeber, Stanley.Truck, 7475laurent, Tossie, SAHAR1976, Numis56, eurocoinscollector, deus, Huevofrito, sagar, Cebo58, eurofavaretto, armandos, Forlet, inthenite, franky96, manumocellin

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×95)
Country: Italy
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×151)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×27)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×1)
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×87)
Country: France
Languages : French German English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×322)
Country: Greece
Languages : English Greek
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×55)
Country: France
Languages : French Esperanto
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×17)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×8)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×168)
Country: Ukraine
Languages : English German Ukrainian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×27)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×210)
Country: Belgium
Languages : French English
Feedback: none
Country: Italy
Languages : English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×62)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German Italian Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×9)
Country: Slovenia
Languages : English Croatian Slovenian Serbian
Feedback: none
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×118)
Country: Netherlands
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×15)
Country: Austria
Languages : English German
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: none
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×150)
Country: Belgium
Languages : French English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×46)
Country: Belgium
Languages : English Dutch
Feedback: none
Country: Slovakia
Languages :
English Czech German Croatian Polish Slovak Slovenian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×258)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×27)
Country: South Africa
Languages : English Afrikaans
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×116)
Country: Israel
Languages : English Hebrew Hungarian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×13)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: none
Country: Portugal
Languages : English Spanish Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×10)
Country: France
Languages : French English Portuguese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×181)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×256)
Country: India
Languages : English Hindi
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×58)
Country: Slovakia
Languages : English Czech German Russian Slovak
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×89)
Country: Italy
Languages : English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×320)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English Latvian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×80)
Country: France
Languages : French German English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×92)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish French Italian
Feedback: none
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×47)
Country: Italy
Languages : French English Spanish Italian

» See details for each year/mintmark

Numista Rarity index: 5 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Greece

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales
2 Euro (1st map)