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Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
Greece will issue following collector coins next year. None of these can be had for face value.

- 200 (Gold): Greek Culture - Historians - Herodotus, Maximum Mintage: 1000;

- 100 (Gold): Greek Mythology - The Olympian Gods - Apollo, Maximum Mintage: 1200;

- 50 (Gold): Cultural Heritage - Temple of Posiedon at Sounion, Maximum Mintage: 1500

- 10 (Silver): Europa Star 2018 - Baroque and Rococo, Maximum Mintage: 5000

- 10 (Silver): Greek Culture - Lyric Poets - Pindar, Maximum Mintage: 2000;

- 10 (Silver): Greek Culture - Historians - Herodotus, Maximum Mintage: 2000;

- 6 (Silver): Centenary of Hellenic Mathematical Society - Year of Mathematics, Maximum Mintage: 1500;

- A set of Six 6 silver proof collector coins, dedicated to "Prominent Greek Economists", Maximum Mintage: 1500.

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Re: Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:23:53 AM »
The presentations of the 2018 numismatic programs at the World Money Fair can now be viewed here:
https://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/media-forum/

Of particular interest in the context of this topic will be the video from the Bank of Greece. :)
https://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/1305_BankOfGreecenomismatokopoio-v.3-H264_1.mp4

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Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 09:29:48 AM »
Here's the 10 silver collector coin from the 'Europa Star' series, commemorating Baroque and Rococo.

Designed by George Stamatopoulos.

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Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 09:37:46 AM »
Of particular interest in the context of this topic will be the video from the Bank of Greece. :)
https://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/1305_BankOfGreecenomismatokopoio-v.3-H264_1.mp4

Very nice video indeed! I particularly like the first 2 commemorative (70 Years of Union of Dodecanese Islands with Greece).

Also good to know that some Greek coins are designed by someone other than George Stamatopoulos. ;D

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Re: Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 12:26:53 PM »
Right, this one for example was designed by Maria Antonatou who is, like Stamatopoulos, a designer at the Bank of Greece. I am absolutely not fond of mathematics ;) but the design I like. 100th anniversary of the Hellenic Mathematical Society - 6 (silver, proof only), diameter 28.5 mm, weight 10 g, mintage 1,500 max. The image is from that presentation but in grayscale. In the video you see a little color on and around the CoA.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
I also find the 6 series commemorating 'Prominent Greek Economists' bit ironical in present context... ;)

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Re: Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 03:17:36 PM »
Don't worry, chrisild. The designer is not a mathematician either. I found Pythagoras and Einstein and some innocent silliness in the design. They have little in common except symbols. :)

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Re: Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 07:18:10 PM »
Ah, good. :) Well, keep in mind that I am from a state that puts up big signs along the autobahns in the Leverkusen area - you know, those brown tourism signs - that say "Europas Chemieregion" (quite a bit of chemical industry in NW) and prominently displays a bond of two hexagons. That is supposed to be naphthalene ... except there is apparently one line too much. My motto: Who cares, looks nice. The same way I look at that coin design, hehe.

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 03:23:50 PM »
Here's the gold 200 Herodotus coin, to be issued on June 28. Issue Price: 362.90+VAT.

Expect same design for the silver 10 coin with same theme like previous years...

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »

- 10 (Silver): Greek Culture - Lyric Poets - Pindar, Maximum Mintage: 2000;


Here it is...To be issued tomorrow (July 11). Issue Price: 52.42 + VAT.

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Re: Greece: Numismatic Program for 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 05:30:19 PM »
While I like the design - especially those fragments of his works - I am once again not fond of the price tag. :)

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