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2 Euro Marathon

Features

Country Greece
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2010
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.25 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# 236, Schön# 185
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon

Obverse

The coin commemorates the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. The centre of the coin shows a synthesis of a shield and a runner/warrior representing the struggle for freedom and the noble ideals that the Battle of Marathon stands for. The bird on the shield symbolizes the birth of Western civilization in its present form. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΑΣ 2500 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ
ΓΣ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ 490 Π.Χ. 2010 Μ.Χ.

Translation:
Marathon 2500 Years
GS
Greek Republic 490 BC 2010 AD

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

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

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ☆

Translation: Greek Republic ☆

2 Euro (Marathon)

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2010  2,492,500 2.25 3.37 3.37
2010  7,500 In Sets only

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