Greek mint sets (BU sets)

The poorest member of the EU, Greece saw EMU as an essential step towards achieving its strategic and economic ambitions. In spite of the euro's weakness when Greece entered the euro-zone on January 1 2001, opinion polls showed that some 70 per cent of Greeks were in favour of membership. There was little attachment to the drachma, as europe's second-oldest currency was linked in Greek minds with economic and political backwardness. Greece leveraged the euro to encourage foreign direct investment with a view to the country becoming a business and transport hub, linking south-east Europe with EU markets.

The following Official Blisters were issued in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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Obverse of Greek George Papanikolaou KMS Set
George Papanikolaou 2012

Following the Press Release (12.03.2012) of the Deputy Minister of Finance regarding the Hellenic Numismatic Program of 2012, the General Accounting Office (G.A.O.) authorised the Bank of Greece to dispense to the public Triptych Blister Sets, containing all eight denominations of Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Greek Euro Coins as well as one silver collector ...

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2012 10,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games KMS Set
XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011

This Special Olympics Blister 2011 commemorates the XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. It contains 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1 euro coin, as well as the commemorative 2 euros coin honoring the event. The center of the coin shows the emblem of the Games, a radiant sun the source of life ...

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2011 5,000 pieces € 32.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek XIII Special Olympics - Kallimarmaro KMS Set
XIII Special Olympics - Kallimarmaro 2011

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 ...

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2011 7,500 pieces € 71.50 Buy
Obverse of Greek XIII Special Olympics - Acropolis KMS Set
XIII Special Olympics - Acropolis 2011

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 ...

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2011 7,500 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek International Year of Biodiversity KMS Set
International Year of Biodiversity 2010

The United Nations proclaimed 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. You are an integral part of nature; your fate is tightly linked with biodiversity, the huge variety of other animals and plants, the places they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world. You rely on this diversity of life to provide you with the food, ...

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2010 5,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 100th aniversary of the birth of Sofia Vembo KMS Set
100th aniversary of the birth of Sofia Vembo 2010

Sofia Vembo was a leading Greek singer and actress active from the interwar period to the early postwar years and the 50s. She became best known for her performance of patriotic songs during the Greco-Italian War, when she was dubbed the "Songstress of Victory". Because of her role in the war and her efforts during the Axis occupation, she was awarded ...

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2010 5,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon KMS Set
25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon 2010

This Official Blister 2010 the Battle of Marathon, which took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The defeat at Marathon marked the end of the first Persian invasion of Greece, and the Persian force retreated ...

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2010 7,500 pieces € 35.20 Buy
Obverse of Greek International Year of Astronomy KMS Set
International Year of Astronomy 2009

The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) is a year-long celebration of astronomy, taking place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia nova in the 17th century. The International Year of Astronomy Blister ...

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2009 5,000 pieces € 60.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Yannis Ritsos Year KMS Set
Yannis Ritsos Year 2009

Yiannis Ritsos (May 1, 1909 - Athens November 11, 1990) was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek resistance during World War II. His landmark poem Epitaphios, published in 1936, broke with the shape of Greek traditional popular poetry and expressed in clear and simple language a message of the unity of all people. The ...

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2009 5,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10th Anniversary of EMU KMS Set
10th Anniversary of EMU 2009

A first attempt to create an economic and monetary union between the members of the European Communities goes back to an initiative by the European Commission in 1969. The commemorative coin features a deliberately primitive stick figure blending into the euro symbol. The design seeks to convey the idea of the single currency as the last step on Europe's ...

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2009 7,500 pieces - View
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