|The Official Blister 2008 is dedicated to the "Ancient coins of Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus and Peloponnese”. It was issued on 4 October 2008 with a mintage of 20,000 pieces. The blister contains the 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. The middle coins portray famous Greeks. The two large denominations show images of Greek history and mythology. 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).