2 Euro Domenikos Theotokopoulos

2 Euro (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) -  obverse2 Euro (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2014
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.28
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 65017
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 259,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 209
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

400th Anniversary of the Death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The background features a typical figure from his work, illustrative of his technique. On the left: the year 2014 and the characteristic signature of the artist (‘Domenikos Theotokopoulos Epoiei’). On the right: the mint mark of the Greek State Mint. The entire design is encircled in an inscription reading in Greek ‘DOMENIKOS THEOTOKOPOULOS 1541-1614’ and the name of the issuing country ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
ΔΟΜΗΝΙΚΟΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ 1541-1614
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
2014

Translation:
Domenikos Theotokopoulos 1541-1614
Hellenic Republic
2014

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

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

2 Euro (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), better known as El Greco, was born in Crete, where he first trained as a
painter, before studying under Titian in Venice. In 1577, he settled in Toledo, Spain, where he was to create his
more famous masterpieces. Considered a forerunner of modernism, he influenced several 20th-century artists.
The coin was issued in bankrolls, in Proof quality along with the proof year set and in BU quality on a coin card blister.



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2014  7 500 $ 9.11 1.7% Coin card blister
2014  2 500 1.1% Proof

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