Greek 2 cents 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 2 cents coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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Obverse of Greek 2 cents coin /images/currency/KM200/KM182_2002a.jpg
2 cents - Corvette

Corvettes are small, maneuverable, lightly-armed warship, smaller than a frigate, and they were heavily used during the Hellenic liberation fight (1821-1827). When referring to sailing ships, a corvette is a ship-rigged sloop. Almost all modern navies use ships smaller than frigates for coastal duty, but not all of them use the term "corvette."

Krause - Mishler #182
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Weight 3.06 gr
Composition Copper plated steel (94.35% steel - 5.65% copper)
Edge Groove
Other information Designer: Ms A.Michelioudaki and N.Nikolaou
Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 - Uncirculated 44,950,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2005 - Uncirculated 14,950,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2004 - Uncirculated 24,970,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 - Uncirculated 940,070 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2002 - Uncirculated 175,940,055 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2002 "F" - France - Uncirculated 18,000,000 pieces - View
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