Greek 5 euros coins

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 5 euros coins have circulated in Greece since the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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5 euros - Konstantinos Kavafis

150 Years Since the Birth and 80 Years Since the Death of Konstantinos Kavafis.
Konstantinos Kavafis was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday. One of Cavafy's ...

Krause - Mishler #261
Diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Weight 18.8 gr
Composition CuZn18Ni12
Edge Smooth
Other information Designer: G. Stamatopoulos
Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 - Proof 40,000 pieces - View
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