Greece Complete Year Set - Special Olympics 2011

Obverse of Greece Complete Year Set - Special Olympics 2011

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 commemorating the Special Olympics of 2011 (unc).

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held during Summer 2011 in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. It is a non-profit organization that was officially founded in 1968, giving form to the vision of it's founder, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver (1921-2009), sister of USA President John F Kennedy.

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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