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2 Euro Union of the Dodecanese with Greece

2 Euro (Union of the Dodecanese with Greece) -  obverse2 Euro (Union of the Dodecanese with Greece) -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.22 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

70 Years Since the Union of the Dodecanese with Greece

Obverse

The design features in the central part a rose, the canting badge of Rhodes, inspired from a coin minted by the ancient city of Rhodes, one of the most characteristic coins of the Dodecanese, with stylised waves fanning out from the centre. Inscribed along the inner edge is the wording ‘1948-2018 THE UNION OF THE DODECANESE WITH GREECE’ and ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’ (in Greek). Also visible at left is a palmette (the mintmark of the Greek mint) and, at right, the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
1948-2018 Η ΕΝΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑΝΗΣΩΝ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation:
1948-2018 THE UNION OF THE DODECANESE WITH GREECE
HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Engraver: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Reverse

A map, next to the face 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: HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Comments

After the end of World War II, by virtue of the peace treaty signed with Italy, the Italian-occupied Dodecanese islands were ceded to Greece. The official unification ceremony took place on 7 March 1948.
The coin was issued in bankrolls and in Proof quality along with the Official Hellenic Proof Euro Coin Set in wooden box with certificate of authenticity.

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2018  748,000 2.66 3.33 3.33 99%
2018  2,000 1.4% Proof

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