|In August 2004, the Olympic Games returned to the country where they were born over 2,500 years ago, and to Athens the city of their revival in 1896. Within the framework of the Olympic Coin Program, the Greek Mint issued a series of commemorative coins, Gold and Silver, on which Greek history and heritage were engraved. The fifth series of the Official Coins of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games was issued on March 1, 2004 and includes 1 Gold and 2 Silver proof coins (Acropolis - Wrestling - Weight Lifting)
Gold coin: The Acropolis of Athens, is one of the most glorious creations of humankind. It was constructed between 447 and 432 bc and was originally painted in vivid reds and blues, but the marble pillars gradually lost their paint and faded to white. It encompasses a remarkable collection of ancient Greek monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and others.
Silver coin: Wrestling has been popular throughout recorded history. Early Egyptian and Babylonian reliefs depict wrestlers using most of the holds known to the modern sport. In ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature; wrestling competition, brutal in many aspects, was the supreme contest of the Olympian Games
Silver coin: Weightlifting is a sport based on the lifting of a series of progressively heavier metal weights. It is popular internationally, notably in the United States, the countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Finland, Greece, Turkey, and Cuba.