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2 Euro Dimitris Mitropoulos

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Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.23 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# 280
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

120 Years from the Birth of Dimitris Mitropoulos

Obverse

The design features the portrait of Dimitri Mitropoulos against the background of music notes. Inscribed along the inner edge at left is the wording ‘120 YEARS OF THE BIRTH OF DIMITRI MITROPOULOS’ and ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’, in Greek. At upper left apears the year of issuance ‘2016’ and a palmette (the mintmark of the Greek Mint). Visible at lower right is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
120 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ 2016

Translation:
120 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF DIMITRI MITROPOULOS
HELLENIC REPUBLIC 2016

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 with lettering

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC

2 Euro (Dimitris Mitropoulos) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) was a significant composer, pianist and one of the greatest orchestra conductors of the 20th century. His long tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and the worldwide acclaim that he won established him as a prominent figure in the arts scene of modern Greece.
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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2016  742,000 2.23 3.35 3.43 3.43
2016  6,500 5.59 Coin card blister
2016  1,500 Proof

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