2 Euro Arkadi Monastery

Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
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# 281
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

150 Years from the Arkadi Monastery Torching

Obverse

The Arkadi Monastery with its name below and the country name to the left along with the date to the upper right and a palmette, the mintmark of the Greek Mint, below the centre inscription. The monogram of the artist is at the lower right and the 12 stars of the European flag in the outer ring

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
2016
ΜΟΝΗ ΑΡΚΑΔΙΟΥ

Translation:
Hellenic Republic
2016
Arkadi Monastery

Engraver: George 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

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: Hellenic Republic

2 Euro (Arkadi Monastery) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

The heroic decision of the besieged Cretans to set fire to the gunpowder kegs in the Arkadi Monastery on 8 November 1866, was a dramatic climax of the 1866 Cretan uprising. One hundred and fifty years on, this act of self-sacrifice remains a luminous example and source of inspiration for the Greek people.
The coin was issued in bankrolls, in Proof quality in a wooden box with a certificate of authenticity and in BU quality on a coin card blister.



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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  742,000 3.62 3.62 4.23 3.93 98%
2016  6,500 8.82 3% Coin card blister
2016  1,500 59.09 1.8% Proof

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