Greek 10 euros coins

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 10 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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10 euros - Aristophanes

Aristophanes son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaeum, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his thirty plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre.
Issue date: 22 June ...

Diameter 34.1 mm
Weight 40 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 - Proof 1,500 pieces € 165.00 Buy
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10 euros - Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU

Greece held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2014, before handing over reins to Italy on 1 July 2014. It is the fifth time that Greece held the Presidency since its accession to the European Communities in 1981.
The Presidency is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper ...

Diameter 28.25 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Weight 9.75 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Shaped edge with fine scallops (10 scallops)
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 - Proof 5,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Sophocles

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides.
According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete ...

Krause - Mishler #255
Diameter 34.1 mm
Weight 40 gr
Composition Sivler .925 (sterling), copper
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 1,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Pythagoras of Samos

Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.
He made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC, and he is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist. Best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his ...

Krause - Mishler #254
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34.1 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling) and copper
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 1,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Hippocrates of Kos

Hippocrates of Kos was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.
He is referred to as the father of western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine.
The ...

Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34.1 gr
Composition Silver .925, Copper .075 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 1,000 pieces € 198.00 Buy
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10 euros - Socrates

Socrates, the Athenian philosopher, was one of the most prominent figures of ancient Greek culture. He devoted himself to discussing philosophy with people from all walks of life in the city’s public venues, but, unlike the sophists, refused payment for his teachings. As he left no written work, knowledge of his teachings has reached us through the ...

Krause - Mishler #248
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34.1 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Plain
Year Mintage Price Shop
2012 - Proof 5,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - George Papanikolaou

Georgios Papanicolaou was a prominent Greek physician and researcher, best known as the eponymous inventor of the “Pap test” for the early detection of cervical cancer. Born in Kymi on the isle of Euboea, Papanicolaou graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Athens in 1904. He then enrolled in the Institute for Experimental Biology ...

Krause - Mishler #246
Diameter 28.25 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Weight 9.75 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge 5 double edge notches
Other information Issue date: 9 October 2012 - Issue price: 35 euros
Released only in Official Blisters
Year Mintage Price Shop
2012 - Uncirculated 10,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Torch bearer - Special Olympics 2011

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held during Summer 2011 in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. The coin depicts a torch bearer. The tradition of the Olympic torch relay, which culminates in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of each Games, dates from 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. To symbolize the ...

Krause - Mishler #243
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34.1 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Plain
Other information Legend: XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 - HELLENIC REPUBLIC
Year Mintage Price Shop
2011 - Proof 2,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Special Olympics 2011

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held during Summer 2011 in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.1 million athletes in 175 countries. Alternating between ...

Krause - Mishler #242
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34.1 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge 5 double edge notches
Other information Legend: XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 - HELLENIC REPUBLIC
Year Mintage Price Shop
2011 - Proof 2,000 pieces - View
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10 euros - Panathenean Stadium - Special Olympics 2011

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held during Summer 2011 in Athens, Greece, from 25 June to 4 July 2011. The coin shows the Panathinaiko Stadium, a marble stadium (Kallimarmaron) located on the Ardettos hill in Athens. In 1896, when the first Olympic Games of the modern era were to be held, the stadium was reconstructed. The inauguration ...

Krause - Mishler #241
Diameter 28.25 mm
Weight 9.75 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Five double notches
Other information Legend: XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 - HELLENIC REPUBLIC
Year Mintage Price Shop
2011 - Proof 7,500 pieces € 38.50 Buy
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