Greece Euro Coins

1 Euro = 340,750 Greek drachma

Greek euro coins feature a unique design for every one of the eight coins. They were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos with the minor coins depicting Greek ships, the middle ones portraying famous Greeks and the two large denominations showing images of Greek history and mythology.

All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and a tiny symbol of the Bank of Greece. Uniquely, the value of the coins is expressed on the national side in the Greek alphabet, as well as being on the common side in the Roman alphabet.

Greece did not enter the eurozone until 2001 and was not able to start minting coins as early as the other eleven member states, so a number of coins circulated in 2002 were not minted in Athens but in Finland (€1 and €2 – mint mark S), France (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 50c – mint mark F) and Spain (20c - mint mark E). The coins minted in Athens for the Euro introduction in 2002 as well as all the subsequent Greek euro coins do not carry any mint mark.

€ 0.01
Observe: An Athenian trireme of the 5th century BC
€ 0.02
Observe: A corvette (or dromon) of the early 19th century
€ 0.05
Observe: A modern tanker, symbol of Greek enterprise
€ 0.10
Observe: Rigas Feraios, Greek poet
€ 0.20
Observe: Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek statesman
€ 0.50
Observe: Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek politician
€ 1
Observe: Picture of a 5th century BC 4 drachma coin of Athens (a coin in a coin)
€ 2
Edge: The edge lettering features the words EEΛΛHNIKH  ΔHMOKPATIA *
Observe: The abduction of Europa by Zeus in the form of a bull

€ 2
Observe: Summer Olympics in Athens 2004
Year: 2004
€ 2
Observe: 2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon
Year: 2010
€ 2
Observe: The Special Olympics World Summer Games - Athens 2011
Year: 2011
€ 2
Observe: 100th Anniversary of the union of Crete with Greece
Year: 2013
€ 2
Observe: The 2400th Anniversary of the founding of Plato’s Academy
Year: 2013
€ 2
Observe: 400 years since the Death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos
Year: 2014
€ 2
Observe: 150th Anniversary of the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece
Year: 2014
€ 2
Observe: 75th Anniversary of the Death of Spyridon Louis
Year: 2015
€ 2
Observe: 150 years from the Arkadi Monastery Torching
Year: 2016
€ 2
Observe: 120 years from the birth of Dimitri Mitropoulos
Year: 2016

Source: Wikipedia