Greek 50 euros coins

The poorest member of the EU, Greece saw EMU as an essential step towards achieving its strategic and economic ambitions. In spite of the euro's weakness when Greece entered the euro-zone on January 1 2001, opinion polls showed that some 70 per cent of Greeks were in favour of membership. There was little attachment to the drachma, as europe's second-oldest currency was linked in Greek minds with economic and political backwardness. Greece leveraged the euro to encourage foreign direct investment with a view to the country becoming a business and transport hub, linking south-east Europe with EU markets.

The following 50 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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Obverse of Greek 50 euros coin /images/currency/KM-pending/KM-102_2013a.jpg
50 euros - Mycenaean Archaeological Site of Tiryns

The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture.
These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, ...

Krause - Mishler #256
Diameter 14 mm
Weight 1 gr
Composition Gold .999 Au
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 1,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek 50 euros coin /images/currency/KM-pending/KM-20_2012a.jpg
50 euros - Ancient Pella

Pella supplanted Aigai as the capital of the Macedonian state at the turn of the 5th and 4th centuries BC and soon evolved into a major political, economic and cultural centre in Greece. The birthplace of Alexander the Great, Pella reached its peak during the Hellenistic period. The rich archaeological finds, notably the palace complex, temples and ...

Krause - Mishler #251
Diameter 14 mm
Weight 0 gr
Composition Gold 999.9 (24K)
Edge Plain
Year Mintage Price Shop
2012 - Proof 4,000 pieces - View
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