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Greece Starts Using The Euro on January 1st 2002
We have 2002 Greek Euro sets in stock now for immediate delivery. All eight of the Greek coins have a different design, and this makes them one of the most attractive sets of Euro coins, along with the Italian set.
On new year's day 2002, Greece, like the other 11 members of the Eurozone, started using Euro notes and Euro coins for cash transactions. Within a few months, the old coins and banknotes in Drachmas have been withdrawn. We have uncirculated sets of Euro coins from all of the twelve member countries available from stock, and are accepting orders now.
The Minister for the National Economy and the Governor of the Bank of Greece chose the designs for their euro coins from a set of proposals presented by a national technical and artistic committee.The designer of the winning motifs was sculptor Georges Stamatopoulos, sponsored by the Bank of Greece. There is a separate design for each denomination
Eight Coins Per Set
All national Euro sets contain all 8 coin denominations unless otherwise stated.
This coin depicts a scene from a mosaic in Sparta (third century AD), showing Europa being abducted by Zeus, who has taken the form of a bull. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology after whom Europe was named.
This coin shows an owl, copied from an ancient Athenian 4 drachma coin (fifth century BC).
Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), one of Greece's most prominent political figures, is shown on this coin. He was a pioneer in social reform, a renowned diplomat and played a key role in modernising the Greek state and liberating Northern Greece and the Aegean islands.
This coin commemorates Ioannis Capodistrias (1776-1831), a leading national and European politician and diplomat who became the first Governor of Greece (1830-31) following the Greek War of Independence (1821-27).
Rigas-Fereos (Velestinlis) (1757-98) is featured on this coin. He was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment and confederation. He was a visionary of Balkan liberation from Ottoman rule.
This coin shows a modern sea-going tanker, reflecting the innovative spirits of Greek shipping.
This coin depicts a corvette, a type of ship used during the Greek War of Independence (1821-27).
This motif shows an advanced model of an Athenian trireme, the largest warship afloat for more than 200 years, dating from the time of the Athenian democracy (fifth century BC).
Now Arrived in Stock
Our 2002 Greek Euro coins arrived Friday 25th January, so we will be able to start shipping orders for our own sets on Monday 28th January.
Packaging & Presentation
We expect to have uncirculated mint sets of coins from all 12 Euro zone countries in stock during January 2002. Our Greek Euro sets are packaged in an attractive card within a 2-sided plastic case so that the coins can be viewed from both sides or removed if required. We have information about official issue mint or proof sets. All of the countries will issue uncirculated sets, but many will not issue proof sets.
Availability & Prices
The following are our pre-release prices. Please see our price guarantee.
|Date||Description||Status||Availability *||Price £|
|2002||Unofficial Uncirculated||In Stock||Now||£9.50|
TBA = To Be Announced. To reserve future issues, please see our Euro Set Reservations page.
No* = Will not be issued.
Availability * = Subject to prompt release and despatch by mints.
We can now confirm our advance order pricing to be as shown. All orders received with payment by January 2002 will be at our published pre-release prices. Prices may increase for orders received after January 2002.
Postage & Packing, Per Order:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
For further details, please see our Postage & Packing page.
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