Greek 200 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 200 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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200 euros - Aristotle

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato and Socrates the distinction of being the most famous of the ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, and at the age of 17 he moved to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, first as a student and then as a teacher, ...

Diameter 22.1 mm
Weight 7.98 gr
Composition Gold
Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 - Proof 600 pieces - View
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200 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 ...

Krause - Mishler #258
Diameter 22.1 mm
Weight 7.98 gr
Composition Au .916, Ag .053, Cu .030
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 1,200 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek 200 euros coin /images/currency/KM-pending/KM-8_2003a.jpg
200 euros - 75th Anniversary of the Bank of Greece

The Bank of Greece was established in 1927, a few years after World War I and the Asia Minor Disaster, by an Annex to the Geneva Protocol of September 15, 1927. It began operations on May 14, 1928, under the first Governor Alexandros Diomidis and its 25th and 50th anniversaries (under Governors Georgios Mantzavinos and Xenophon Zolotas, respectively) ...

Krause - Mishler #229
Diameter 37 mm
Weight 31 gr
Composition Gold 999.9 (24K)
Edge Round
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 1,000 pieces - View
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