Greece - 2 euros 2014 (400 Years since the Death of El Greco)
Portugal - 2 euros 2014 (40 Years since the Carnation Revolution)
Belgium - 50 cents 2014 (Effigy and monogram of King Philippe)
Greece - 2 euros 2010 (25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon)
Monaco - 2 euros 2013 (20th anniversary of its accession to the UN)
Lepton (plural lepta) is the name of various fractional units of currency used in the Greek-speaking world from
antiquity until today. The word means "small" or "thin", and during classical and Hellenistic times a lepton was always
a small value coin, usually the smallest available denomination of another currency.
In modern Greece, lepton (modern form: lepto) is the name of the 1/100 denomination of all the official currencies of
the Greek state: The phoenix (1827 – 1832), the drachma (1832 – 2001) and the euro (2002 – current). The following 50
lepta coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in ...
The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death in the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well and every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to ...
Greek Drachma Coins