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 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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2006 25,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Official Blister KMS Set
Official Blister 2005

The Official Blister 2005 is dedicated to the "Ancient coins of Athens”. It was issued on 11 January 2006 with a mintage of 25,000 pieces. The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros. Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins and they were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. The minor coins ...

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2005 25,000 pieces € 29.70 Buy
Obverse of Mount Olympus KMS Set
Mount Olympus 2005

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, its altitude ranging from 600 to 2,917 meters at its highest peak. Olympus is a place name given to several mountains in Greece, Asia Minor and Cyprus and aAccording to the prevailing view, it means "high mountain". In ancient Greek Mythology, Olympus was the home of the gods, under the rule of Zeus. ...

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2005 25,000 pieces € 66.00 Buy
Obverse of Official Blister KMS Set
Official Blister 2004

The Official 2004 Blister is dedicated to the "Epikourios Apollo’s temple” and it was issued in May 2005 with a mintage of 20,000 pieces. It contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc). Bassae (Latin) or Bassai (meaning "little vale in the rocks") hosts the temple of Apollo Epikourios ("Apollo the helper"). It was designed by Iktinos, ...

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2004 30,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Complete Gold Set) KMS Set
Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Complete Gold Set) 2004

In August 2004, the Olympic Games returned to the country where they were born over 2,500 years ago, and to Athens the city of their revival in 1896. Within the framework of the Olympic Coin Program, the Greek Mint issued a series of commemorative coins, Gold and Silver, on which Greek history and heritage were engraved. The complete gold coin set consists ...

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2004 Unknown - View
Obverse of Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Complete Set) KMS Set
Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Complete Set) 2004

In August 2004, the Olympic Games returned to the country where they were born over 2,500 years ago, and to Athens the city of their revival in 1896. Within the framework of the Olympic Coin Program, the Greek Mint issued a series of commemorative coins, Gold and Silver, on which Greek history and heritage were engraved. The Complete Set consists of ...

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2004 Unknown - View
Obverse of Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Torch Relay) KMS Set
Olympic Games - Athens 2004 (Torch Relay) 2004

Starting from March 2003, the Bank of Greece issued a series of six different coin series commemorating the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The total collection includes 18 coins (6 Gold and 12 Silver) which have been released in 6 quarterly issues, each consisting of 1 Gold and 2 Silver coins. The themes were selected by the Minister for the National Economy ...

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2004 Unknown - View
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