Greek 20 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 20 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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20 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 #210
Diameter 37 mm
Weight 24 gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Round
Year Mintage Price Shop
2003 - Proof 10,000 pieces - View
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