Cyprus - Complete Year Set 2012
Estonia - 2 cents 2012 (Geographical image of Estonia)
Greece - 1 cent 2012 (Athenian triere)
Greece - 2 cents 2012 (Corvette)
San Marino - 20 cents 2008 (Saint Marinus inspired by a painting of the school of Guercino)
The poorest member of the EU, Greece saw EMU as an essential step towards achieving its strategic and economic ambitions.
In spite of the euro's weakness when
Greece entered the euro-zone on January 1 2001, opinion polls showed that some 70 per cent of Greeks were in favour of membership.
There was little attachment to the drachma, as europe's second-oldest currency was linked in Greek minds with economic and
political backwardness. Greece leveraged the euro to encourage foreign direct investment with a view to the country becoming a
business and transport hub, linking south-east Europe with EU markets.
The following 1 euro coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
The owl, symbol of goddess Athena, as it was depicted on an ancient Greek tetradrachm (5th century b.C.). Athena was patron of the crafts, wisdom and battle. She became the patron goddess of the city of Athens, in a competition with Poseidon. They agreed ...
Greek Euro Coins
Author: Ioannis Androulakis