Greece 10 euros 2011 - Torch bearer - Special Olympics 2011

Greece 10 euros 2011 - Torch bearer - Special Olympics 2011 Greece 10 euros 2011 - Torch bearer - Special Olympics 2011
Obverse of Greece 10 euros 2011 - Torch bearer - Special Olympics 2011
Details The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held during Summer 2011 in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. The coin depicts a torch bearer. The tradition of the Olympic torch relay, which culminates in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of each Games, dates from 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. To symbolize the link between the ancient and modern Olympic Games the flame is lit in a ceremony at Olympia, Greece, and carried by runners to the stadium; the lighting of the Olympic cauldron has become the most hallowed moment of the Olympic Games.

The obverse of the coin shows the emblem of the Games, a radiant sun the source of life that underlines the excellence and power of the athlete that takes part in the Games. Excellence is depicted in the olive branch and power in the spiral form in the center of the sun.

Issue price: 40 euros
Specifications Diameter - 40mm Thickness - N/A Weight - 34.1gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Plain
Comments Legend: XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 - HELLENIC REPUBLIC
Mintage 2,000 pieces

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