2 Euro Spyridon Louis

2 Euro (Spyridon Louis) -  obverse2 Euro (Spyridon Louis) -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.42 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 ↑↑
References KM# 271,
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Schön# 218
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
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Commemorative issue

75 Years in Memoriam of Spyridon Louis

Obverse

The design shows Spyros Louis and the cup that he was awarded, against the background with the Panathenaic Stadium. Inscribed along the inner edge is the country of issuance ‘ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ’ and ‘75 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΜΝΗΜΗΣ ΣΠΥΡΟΥ ΛΟΥΗ’. Above the cup appears the year of issuance ‘2015’ and to the right a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint). Visible at the bottom of the design is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
2015
75 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΜΝΗΜΗΣ ΣΠΥΡΟΥ ΛΟΥΗ

Translation:
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
2015
75 YEARS IN MEMORIAM OF SPYRIDON LOUIS

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 (Spyridon Louis) -  obverse

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Comments

Spyros Louis (1873-1940), a water carrier from Marousi, a suburb of Athens, was the winner of the first Olympic marathon when the Olympic Games were revived in Athens in 1896. His triumphant entry into the Panathenaic Stadium was cheered by 80,000 spectators.
The coin was issued in bankrolls, in Proof quality in box with certificate of authenticity and in BU quality on a coincard blister.



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  741,000 3.62 2.98 4.69 3.68 99%
2015  7,500 6.10 3% Coincard
2015  1,500 72.48 1.4% Proof

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