Greece 2 euros 2016 - Dimitris Mitropoulos

Obverse of Greece 2 euros 2016 - Dimitris Mitropoulos Reverse of Greece 2 euros 2016 - Dimitris Mitropoulos
Details The coin is dedicated to the 120 years of the birth of Dimitris Mitropoulos.

Dimitris Mitropoulos was born in Athens on March 1, 1896 and died in Milan on November 2, 1960. He is one of the most prestigious conductors of the twentieth century and possessed a photographic memory that allowed him to direct without score. He did not use baton, but grandiloquent gestures. Fervent devotee of the Greek Orthodox Church, he led an ascetic and monastic life. He died of a heart attack while rehearsing Mahler's Third Symphony in Milan. In his honor the Contest Dmitri Mitropoulos was established for conductors of orchestra.

The coin depicts a portrait of Dimitris Mitropoulosm superimposed on a background of musical notes. The legend "120 YEARS OF THE BIRTH OF DIMITRI MITROPOULOS" is nscribed on the left inner edge, as well as the text "HELENIC REPUBLIC", in Greek. The year of isses, the Anthemion flower (symbol of the Greek Mint) and the mintmark of the artist are also presnet.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Edge lettering (Hellenic Republic), fine milled
Comments Designer: Georgios Stamatopoulos
Mintage 742,500 pieces

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