Greek Blisters

The following Official Blisters were issued in greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002. These annual sets are often dedicated to important people, important events and historic places, some times accompanied by commemroative coins or medals. The sets are also known to colectors as BU - Brilliant Uncirculated Sets, FDC - Fleur De Coin, Coffret in French and KMS - Kursmoenzensatze in German.

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Obverse of Yannis Ritsos Year KMS Set
Yannis Ritsos Year 2009

Yiannis Ritsos (May 1, 1909 - Athens November 11, 1990) was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek resistance during World War II. His landmark poem Epitaphios, published in 1936, broke with the shape of Greek traditional popular poetry and expressed in clear and simple language a message of the unity of all people. The ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 5,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of 10th Anniversary of EMU KMS Set
10th Anniversary of EMU 2009

A first attempt to create an economic and monetary union between the members of the European Communities goes back to an initiative by the European Commission in 1969. The commemorative coin features a deliberately primitive stick figure blending into the euro symbol. The design seeks to convey the idea of the single currency as the last step on Europe's ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 7,500 pieces - View
Obverse of Official Blister KMS Set
Official Blister 2009

The Official Blister 2009 is dedicated to the "Theran Ship", a typical Cycladic ship from the 17th century BC. The construction model was based on the Miniature Ships Fresco, depicting a fleet in procession, discovered in the West House of the prehistoric settlement of Akritiri, on the island of Thera The "Theran Ship" blister was issued on 7 December ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 7,500 pieces € 31.00 Buy
Obverse of Official Blister KMS Set
Official Blister 2008

The Official Blister 2008 is dedicated to the "Ancient coins of Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus and Peloponnese”. It was issued on 4 October 2008 with a mintage of 20,000 pieces. The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc). Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2008 15,000 pieces € 26.00 Buy
Obverse of New Acropolis Museum KMS Set
New Acropolis Museum 2008

The Acropolis Museum was located in Athens, Greece on the archeological site of Acropolis until June 2007. It was considered one of the major archaeological museums in Athens and ranked among the most important museums of the world. Due to its limited size, the Greek Government decided in the late 1980s to build the New Acropolis Museum at the base ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2008 10,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Official Blister KMS Set
Official Blister 2007

The Official Blister 2007 is dedicated to the "Ancient coins of the Aegean Sea”. It was issued on 13 August 2007 with a mintage of 15,000 pieces. The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc). Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2007 15,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Maria Callas KMS Set
Maria Callas 2007

Maria Callas (1923-1977), American-born Greek operatic soprano, the preeminent prima donna (lead female opera singer) of her day, and the first modern soprano to revive forgotten operas of the 19th-century bel canto repertoire. Callas revolutionized opera performances through her vocal and dramatic intensity, transforming what had traditionally been ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2007 5,000 pieces € 154.00 Buy
Obverse of Nikos Kazantzakis KMS Set
Nikos Kazantzakis 2007

Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957), Greek author and translator, whose best-known work in English is the novel Zorba the Greek. He was born in Candia (now Iraklion), Crete (Kriti), and educated at the University of Athens, where he received his law degree. After graduating he went to France, where he studied philosophy under Henri Bergson. Also well-known ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2007 5,000 pieces € 143.00 Buy
Obverse of Aegina / Korinth KMS Set
Aegina / Korinth 2006

The Official Blister 2006 was issued on 13 July 2006 with a mintage of 25,000 pieces. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. On the island of Aegina, Pheidon, who was the Head of the Amphyctiony (the confederation of the 7 Doric Greek city-States) minted the first silver coins, whose shapes were either elongated or round. The ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 25,000 pieces € 29.70 Buy
Obverse of Patras Cultural Capital of Europe KMS Set
Patras Cultural Capital of Europe 2006

In 2006, Patras set off on a unique travel, following the course of culture and development. Through music, drama, visual arts and dance, the capital of Achaia took advantage of the historical opportunity of being appointed as European Capital of Culture in order to come to the fore and show its virtues. From this new footing, the city will continue ...

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 25,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
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