Finland - 2 euros 2013 (The Diet of 1863)
Belgium - 2 euros 2013 (100 Years of Royal Meteorological Institute)
Greece - 2 euros 2010 (25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon)
Greece - 1 cent 2012 (Athenian triere)
Belgium - 2 euros 2010 (Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union)
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 200 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
Hippocrates of Kos was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.He is referred to as the father of western medicine in recognition of his ...
The Bank of Greece was established in 1927, a few years after World War I and the Asia Minor Disaster, by an Annex to the Geneva Protocol of September 15, 1927. It began operations on May 14, 1928, under the first Governor Alexandros Diomidis and its ...
Greek Euro Coins