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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Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM196_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Relay - Series C

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Relay races can be traced to the ancient custom of sending messages via a series of couriers (skytalodromoi or "runners with a message stick"). Each courier handed the stick over to the next until its destination was safely reached.
In the composition three modern athletes run, holding their batons while in the background ...

Krause - Mishler #196
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 49.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM194_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Long Jump - Series B

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Long jump is one of the classical track events, drawing its roots from ancient times. In antiquity only the long jump without momentum existed, where the athlete had to hold a jumpingweight in each hand, which he swung vigorously to help him achieve momentum, and then dropped behind him before landing.
The theme protrays ...

Krause - Mishler #194
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 43.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM193_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Javelin - Series B

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
The javelin was on the programme of the ancient Olympic Games as one of the pentathlon sports and took on two forms: a) throwing the javelin for distance and b) throwing the javelin at a target, in an event that may be likened to shooting today, and which was performed by athletes on foot or on horseback.
A modern ...

Krause - Mishler #193
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 42.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM191_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Disc throwing - Series A

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Disc throwing is one of the most "noble" sporting events, since it did not have any direct connection with military exercises or farm work. It has remained virtually unchanged in the 28 centuries of its history, bearing therefore a significant historical tradition.
In the composition a modern athlete in the foreground ...

Krause - Mishler #191
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 46.20 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM200_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Swimming - Series D

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Swimming was highly esteemed in ancient Greece and Rome, as shown on vases and wall paintings dating back to 1,600 B.C., especially as a form of training for warriors.
On the coin a woman swimmer is depicted, preparing to dive from the diving-board, while in the background another woman athlete is just about to dive ...

Krause - Mishler #200
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 43.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM199_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Ribbon dancer - Series D

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Rhythmic Gymnastics is one of the oldest sports in the world. In ancient Greece, three distinct programmes of gymnastic exercise were developed: one for the maintenance of good physical condition, another for military training, and a third as part of the conditioning regimen for athletes.
The composition on the coin ...

Krause - Mishler #199
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces € 49.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM197_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Show riding - Series C

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Equestrian or Horse Riding is a noble sport of great tradition, always reminding us of the unbreakable relation between human beings and horses. These events were developed primary from training horses for war and many reports point to the fact that ancient Greeks used exercises similar to the modern Dressage events, in ...

Krause - Mishler #197
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 30,000 pieces € 49.00 Buy
Obverse of Greek 10 euros coin /images/currency/KM200/KM190_2003a.jpg
10 euros - Running athletes - Series A

Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Athletics has its roots in ancient Greek history and today Greeks still refer to Athletic events as classical sports. The Olympic Games in 776 BC included a 192.2 m sprint known as the one stadium race (equivalent to today's 200m sprint).
In the composition a modern athlete figure appears in the foreground, shown ...

Krause - Mishler #190
Diameter 40 mm
Weight 34 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Other information Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 68,000 pieces - View
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