|The first official set of the Hellenic Republic in Proof quality, containing a complete set of the Greek euro coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros).
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 and 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). 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.
One thousand pieces were reserved for dealers and the rest were struck for general circulation. Each person can receive a total of 4 proof sets. Issue date: 31 October 2011