2 Euro Bicentenary of the 1821 Greek Revolution

2 Euro (Bicentenary of the 1821 Greek Revolution) -  obverse2 Euro (Bicentenary of the 1821 Greek Revolution) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2021
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.33
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 261607
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the 1821 Greek Revolution.

Obverse

The design features the Greek flag at the centre, encircled by laurel branches. Inscribed along the inner edge are the wordings ‘1821 – 2021 200 YEARS SINCE THE GREEK REVOLUTION’ and ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’. Visible, at the bottom, between two laurel branches, are a palmette (the minmark of the Greek Mint) and the signature of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
1821 – 2021
200 XPONIA AΠO THN ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ EΠANAΣTAΣH
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: 200 Years of The Greek Revolution

Designer: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Designer: 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

Mint

The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2021  20 000 $ 11 8% Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
2021  1 470 000 $ 3.49 $ 3.49 $ 3.81 94% Circulation
2021  10 000 $ 21 4% Proof

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