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2 Euro Kostis Palamas

2 Euro (Kostis Palamas) -  obverse2 Euro (Kostis Palamas) -  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 = 2.23 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Kostis Palamas – 75 years in Memoriam

Obverse

The design features a portrait of the Greek poet Kostis Palamas (1859-1943).

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΊΑ
ΚΩΣΤΗΣ ΠΑΛΑΜΑΣ
2018

Translation:
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
KOSTIS PALAMAS
2018

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

Kostis Palamas, who revitalised modern Greek poetry, was a towering figure in Greek literary life. He was an ardent supporter of ‘demotic’ (vernacular) Greek and contributed decisively to its recognition as a poetic medium. His  funeral in 1943, attended by thousands of Athenians, turned into a massive demonstration against Nazi occupation.
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 2.67 3.37 3.37 99%
2018  2,000 1.3% Proof

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