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Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« on: January 24, 2019, 03:42:23 PM »
Bank of Greece will issue two 2 commemorative coins this year:

1. Andreas Kalvos - 150 Years in Memoriam (Mintage: 748,500)

2. Centenary of birth of Monolis Andronicos (Mintage: 748,500)

Mintage mentioned above is of loose unc coins in rolls, there will be additional BU and Proof versions (surcharged) as well.

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Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 02:42:39 PM »
Here is the Andreas Kalvos commemorative:

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Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 02:43:01 PM »
...And the Manolis Andronicos commemorative.

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Re: Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 02:57:22 PM »
The portraits look interesting - will see whether on the minted coins they also come with that kind of relief. :)

Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869) was a writer/poet and academy teacher, with an almost polyglot background. Manolis Andronikos (1919-1992) was an archeologist who found a tomb in Vergina which is likely to be the place where Philip of Macedon (Alexander's father) was buried.

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Re: Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 03:43:49 PM »
a tomb in Vergina which is likely to be the place where Philip of Macedon (Alexander's father) was buried.

Maybe not. See here.

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Re: Greece: Two 2 Commemorative Coins in 2019
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 09:46:44 PM »
The Greek Ministry of Culture does not know about that:
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2362

In any case, Andronikos was born 100 years ago, and discovered some important tomb there. :)

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