2 Euros Erasmus Programme

2 Euros (Erasmus Programme) - obverse2 Euros (Erasmus Programme) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2022
Value 2 Euros
2 EUR = USD 2.17
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
331432
References KM# 359
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

35 Years of the Erasmus Programme.

Series: Erasmus Programme

Obverse

The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style.
The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European flag.

Scripts: Greek, Latin

Lettering:
35
1987-2022
ERASMUS
PROGRAMME
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
J.J.

Translation:
35
1987-2022
ERASMUS
PROGRAMME
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
J.J.

Designer: Joaquin Jimenez

Joaquin Jimenez, born on October 23, 1956, is an engraver of coins and medals. He is a creator for the mints of several countries, including France.

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean. 12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Designer: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Greek

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ★

Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC ★

2 Euros (Erasmus Programme) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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2022  745 500 $ 2.70 $ 3.20 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 97%
2022  3 000 $ 22 2.0% BU Version
2022  1 500 $ 110 1.2% proof version

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