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Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« on: April 12, 2016, 11:37:46 AM »
Bank of Greece will issue two €2 commemorative coins this year:

1. 150 Years from the Arcadi Monastery Holocaust;

2. 120 Years from the Birth of Dimitri Mitropolous.

Mintage of each issue is 742,000 (unc), 6500 (BU in card) and 1500 (Proof in box).

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 08:23:02 PM »
One of our Spanish "friends" was able to get some new designs for Greece.

Dimitri Mitropoulos was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. 742,500 pieces will be minted.

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 08:31:29 PM »
The coin commemorates the Arkadi Monastery. Mintage is 742,500.

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 10:20:44 PM »
The design is a little too "static" in my opinion but OK. The Arkadi monastery was also depicted on an earlier 100 drachmai note (see attached image, taken from the Bank of Greece site). By the way, the issue has a political background so to say. From the central bank's numismatic program:

"150 YEARS FROM THE ARKADI MONASTERY TORCHING - The heroic decision of the besieged Cretans to set fire to the gunpowder kegs in the Arkadi Monastery on 8 November 1866 was a dramatic climax of the 1866 Cretan uprising. One hundred and fifty years on, this act of self-sacrifice remains a luminous example and source of inspiration for the Greek people."

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 10:22:36 PM »
Thank you for posting the images (of this coin and the Arkadi piece)! Now this design I like. :)

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 08:50:44 PM »
Higher quality image of the design:

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Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 08:05:53 AM »
Mintage is 742,500.

Bank of Greece says mintage of each issue is 742,000. Not that those additional 500 coins are going to make any difference. ;) There are 6500 BU coins in blister and 1500 proof coins in box, which makes total mintage as 750,000 each.

See screenshot from bank's numismatic program.

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Re: Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 09:41:31 AM »
All the journalist and pundits who predicted Grexit should buy them, frame it with their predictions and hang it on a wall where they can see it while making their new predictions. >:D

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Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 04:08:25 PM »
The BU and Proof versions of both the commemorative coins will be issued on December 16. Issue price: €4.03 each for BU in coin card, €13.01 per coin for proof in box. (23% VAT extra, which makes issue price of BU and Proof coins as €4.95 (~ €5) and €23 each respectively).

Collectors are allowed to buy maximum of three BU cards and one proof version of each issue.

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Greece: Two €2 Commemorative Coins in 2016
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 04:38:11 PM »
Rolls of unc coins will be issued on December 21 (i.e. next Wednesday)...

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