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 New Acropolis Museum KMS Set
New Acropolis Museum 2008

The Acropolis Museum was located in Athens, Greece on the archeological site of Acropolis until June 2007. It was considered one of the major archaeological museums in Athens and ranked among the most important museums of the world. Due to its limited size, the Greek Government decided in the late 1980s to build the New Acropolis Museum at the base ...

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2008 10,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Maria Callas KMS Set
Maria Callas 2007

Maria Callas (1923-1977), American-born Greek operatic soprano, the preeminent prima donna (lead female opera singer) of her day, and the first modern soprano to revive forgotten operas of the 19th-century bel canto repertoire. Callas revolutionized opera performances through her vocal and dramatic intensity, transforming what had traditionally been ...

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2007 5,000 pieces € 154.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Nikos Kazantzakis KMS Set
Nikos Kazantzakis 2007

Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957), Greek author and translator, whose best-known work in English is the novel Zorba the Greek. He was born in Candia (now Iraklion), Crete (Kriti), and educated at the University of Athens, where he received his law degree. After graduating he went to France, where he studied philosophy under Henri Bergson. Also well-known ...

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2007 5,000 pieces € 143.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Aegina / Korinth KMS Set
Aegina / Korinth 2006

The Official Blister 2006 was issued on 13 July 2006 with a mintage of 25,000 pieces. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. On the island of Aegina, Pheidon, who was the Head of the Amphyctiony (the confederation of the 7 Doric Greek city-States) minted the first silver coins, whose shapes were either elongated or round. The ...

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2006 25,000 pieces € 29.70 Buy
Obverse of Greek Patras Cultural Capital of Europe KMS Set
Patras Cultural Capital of Europe 2006

In 2006, Patras set off on a unique travel, following the course of culture and development. Through music, drama, visual arts and dance, the capital of Achaia took advantage of the historical opportunity of being appointed as European Capital of Culture in order to come to the fore and show its virtues. From this new footing, the city will continue ...

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2006 25,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Mount Olympus KMS Set
Mount Olympus 2005

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, its altitude ranging from 600 to 2,917 meters at its highest peak. Olympus is a place name given to several mountains in Greece, Asia Minor and Cyprus and aAccording to the prevailing view, it means "high mountain". In ancient Greek Mythology, Olympus was the home of the gods, under the rule of Zeus. ...

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2005 25,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek Greek EU Presidency KMS Set
Greek EU Presidency 2003

Greece held the Presidency of the European Council of ministers from 1 January to 30 June 2003. The Greek Presidency wished to give "a new momentum" to research and innovation in Europe, working towards the improved use of research facilities at European level, the opening of national research and technology programs and the establishment of a framework ...

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2003 50,000 pieces € 74.80 Buy
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