Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - The Medal

Obverse of Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - The Medal Reverse of Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - The Medal
Krause - Mishler KM# 180
Details Nike is the personification of victory, as it was depicted in a Greek statue from about 200 bC. Nike of Samothrace (also known as Winged Victory), is one of the most famous Greek sculptures from the Hellenistic period. Formerly located on the island of Samothraki (Samothrace), the sculpture is now part of the collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

The coin reproduces the commemorative medal of the 1896 Olympics illustrating Nike. In the upper half of the circle the words "Athens 1986" and in the lower half the words "The Medal"
Specifications Diameter - 28.5mm Thickness - 1.98mm Weight - 9.54gr
Composition Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
Edge Smooth
Comments Engraver: Nikiforos Lytras
Mintage 4,000,000 pieces

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