Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - Spyros Louis

Obverse of Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - Spyros Louis Reverse of Greece 500 drachmas 2000 - Spyros Louis
Krause - Mishler KM# 179
Details Louis, Spyridon (1873-1940) was a Greek water-seller and shepherd, who became a national hero in the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, when he won the marathon (40 km) event in 2 hours 58 minutes 50 seconds. Having achieved this feat he returned to his village of Maroussi and did not run competitively again.

The coin portraits Spiros Louis between two rows of trees, the Tomb of Marathon in the background and the words "Olympic Champion Spyros Louis"
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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