|This Special Olympics Blister 2011 commemorates the XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Athens. The collector's triptych contains a blister-sealed set of circulation coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euro coins), as well as a commemorative 10 euros silver coin honoring the event.
The center of the coin shows the emblem of the Games, a radiant sun the source of life that underlines the excellence and power of the athlete that takes part in the Games. The reverse shows the Acropolis, 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.
Issue date: 1 June 2011