Greece Complete Year Set 2009

Obverse of Greece Complete Year Set 2009

Please ignore the date on the coins

Details The Year Set consists of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc).

Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. The minor coins depict Greek ships (Athenian triere - Corvette - Modern tanker ship), the middle coins portray famous Greeks (Rigas-Fereos Velestinlis - Ioannis Kapodistrias - Eleytherios Venizelos) and the two large denominations show images of Greek history and mythology (Owl - Europa abducted by Zeus)

All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and a tiny symbol of the Bank of Greece (the anthemion flower). Uniquely, the value of the coins is expressed on the national side in the Greek alphabet, as well as being on the common side in the Roman alphabet. The euro cent is known as the lepto (plural lepta) in Greek, in reference to the former currency, the drachma, which was divided into 100 lepta.

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