• 2 Euro 2007-2020, KM# 215, Greece
  • 2 Euro 2007-2020, KM# 215, Greece
Description

On 7 June 2005, the European Council decided that the common side of the €0.10 to €2 coins should be brought up to date to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004. The €0.01, €0.02 and €0.05 coins show Europe in relation to the rest of the world, therefore they remained unchanged. In 2007, the new design was introduced. The design still retains all elements of the original designs but the map of the fifteen states is replaced by one showing the whole of Europe as a continent, without borders, to stress unity.

Obverse

Depicts a mythological scene from a mosaic in Sparta (3rd century AD), showing the young princess Europa, the daughter of the Phoenician King Agenor, being abducted by Zeus in the shape of a bull. A representation of the myth of the Abduction of Europa is accompanied by the legend "Europa" and the facial value and encircled by the twelve stars of Europe.

Sign of Athens Mint (stylized acanthus leaf) stands on all coins of Greece, regardless of the origin of the coins.

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos (ΓΣ)

ΕΥΡΩΠΗ
ΓΣ
2 ΕΥΡΩ
20 08

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

HELLENIC REPUBLIC in Greek.

ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ★

2 Euro

2nd map
KM# 215 Schön# 175
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bank of Greece

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