2021 greek numismatic program

2021 greek numismatic program

Last update, 02/03/2021

Bank of Greece unveiled on friday 11/13/2020 its 2021 numismatic program guidelines.

The 2021 program is composed of two parts. The first one will be issued by Bank of GREECE, and the second one will be issued by “GREECE 2021” COMMITTTEE.

 

PART ONE – BANK OF GREECE ANNUAL NUMISMATIC PROGRAM

 


€2 commemorative coin


 

The coin is dedicated to 200 years since greek revolution” (maximum mintage 1,470,000 coins for circulation, 10 000 proof coins and 20 000 BU coins)

The secessionist revolution broke out in the Peloponnese with the metropolitan Germanos in March 1821 and progressed very quickly thanks to the kleftes (a kind of mountain bandits) and sailors.

The Turks took revenge by massacring 10,000 Greeks from Constantinople and hanging the patriarch (who, however, was in favor of the status quo). In October 1821, all the Peloponnese is free (thus some external cities: Thebes, Athens, Missolonghi). In December, a constituent assembly is created in Epidaurus.
On January 13, 1822, the government of Mavrocordatos proclaimed independence.

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 

2021 greek numismatic program

5000 Drachmas banknote Theodoros Kolokotronis,

greek national heroes of the 1821 revolution

 

However, Greece was again invaded entirely by Turkish troops and it was not until the intervention of foreign powers (Russia, France and Great Britain) between 1827 and 1831 that Greece was definitively independent. The royalty was established in favor of a German prince, Othon de WITTELBACH, who presented a guarantee of neutrality between the Russian and English expansionist aims.

Greece celebrated its independence on March 25.

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 


Collectors coins


 

  • €100 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK MYTHOLOGY – THE OLYMPIAN GODS – APHRODITE” (maximum issue 1,200 coins)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 

2021 greek numismatic programAphrodite – Musée du Louvres, Paris

  • €50 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “CULTURAL HERITAGE – THE PORTARA OF NAXOS” (maximum issue 1,500 coins).

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 

2021 greek numismatic programCity of NAXOS, capital of the island of the same name

 

  • BLISTER PACK WITH A COLLECTOR SILVER €5 COIN DEDICATED TO: “ENVIRONMENT – ENDEMIC FLORA OF GREECE – CAMPANULA SAXATILIS” (maximum issue 5,000 coins).

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

2021 greek numismatic programThe Campanula

  • €5 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DADICATED TO: “2021 POPULATION – HOUSING CENSUS” (maximum issue 2,000 coins)

2021 greek numismatic program

 


BU SET – Spécial édition


 

A BU SET CONTAINING ALL EIGHT DENOMINATIONS OF 2021 GREEK EURO COINS, DEDICATED TO: “TOURISM – NAXOS” (maximum issue 10,000 coins).

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 


 

PART TWO: 2021 GREECE COMMITTEE ANNUAL NUMISMATIC PROGRAM

A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF COLLECTING COINS, AVAILABLE TO ALL

 

The Commission’s Monetary Programme “Greece 2021” was implemented by decision of the Ministry of Finance and courtesy of the Bank of Greece, on the recommendation of the Commission.

It includes the issuance of 14 coins of rare collectible value, in which the internationally awarded engravers of the Hellenic Mint imprinted, with their unique technique, emblematic moments in the history of modern Greece, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution.

The matrices (coin dies) for the production of the coins will be destroyed as soon as the production of the predicted number for each of them is completed. The revenue will be allocated exclusively to the implementation of the proposals submitted to the Commission.

 


BIMETALLIC COINS WITH POLYMER RING


 

These two coins celebrate the two first coinages of Greece in greek modern history.

 

Bimetallic coin, The Phoenix of 1828

2021 greek numismatic program

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

 

Nominal value: 5€

Diameter: 27.25 mm

Weight: 9 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Crown thickness: 2.20mm

Metal: CuNi25/CuNi19, polymer ring

Maximum print quantity: 125,000 pieces

Print quality: Brilliant unreleased

Artist: Georgios Stamatopoulos

Collector’s artist: Virtue Michelioudakis

Mint: Bank of Greece/I.E.T.A

Packaging: Coin Card Blister

 

Bimettalic coin – The Drachma of 1832

2021 greek numismatic program

 

2021 greek numismatic program

Nominal value: 5€

Diameter: 27.25 mm

Weight: 9 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Crown thickness: 2.20mm

Metal: CuNi25/CuNi19, polymer ring

Maximum print quantity: 125,000 pieces

Print quality: Brilliant unreleased

Artist: Georgios Stamatopoulos

Artist Packaging Editor: Special Products Printing Department of Greece

Mint: Bank of Greece/I.E.T.A

Packaging: Coin Card Blister

 


SILVER COINS AND SETS


 

THEODOR OF COLOCOTRONIS – The First Greek State (1830)

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

REGAS FERAIOS VELESTINLIS – The integration of Thessaly and part of Epirus (Arta)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

 IOANNIS KAPODISTRIAS – The integration of the Ionian Islands (1864)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

ATHANASIOS CHASALOF – The integration of Epirus

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

MELAS PAYLOS – The integration of Macedonia and the islands of the North

and Eastern Aegean (1913)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

 

VENIZELOS – The integration of Crete (1913)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

THE KYRA OF RO – The integration of the Dodecanese (1947)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

GEORGE VIZYINOS – The integration of Thrace (1920)

 

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 10 €

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 grams

Crown shape: smooth

Metal: Silver (Ag) 92,5 %

Print quantity: 4,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Giorgos Stamatopoulos

 

 

2021 greek numismatic program

Common reverse with €10 face value of 2021 silver coins series 

 

2021 greek numismatic program

2021 Silver coins set

 

2021 greek numismatic program

2021 Silver and gold coins set

 


GOLD COINS


The flag of the Friendly society (1814)

2021 greek numismatic program

Nominal value: 200 €

Diameter: 22.10 mm

Weight: 7.98 grams

Crown shape: dentosis

Metal: Gold (Au) 917, Silver (Ag) 53

Maximum printing quantity: 1,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Maria Antonatu

 

Greek flag of 1821

2021 greek numismatic program

Nominal value: 200 €

Diameter: 22.10 mm

Weight: 7.98 grams

Crown shape: dentosis

Metal: Gold (Au) 917, Silver (Ag) 53

Maximum printing quantity: 1,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Maria Antonatu

 

The greek flag of 1822

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 200 €

Diameter: 22.10 mm

Weight: 7.98 grams

Crown shape: dentosis

Metal: Gold (Au) 917, Silver (Ag) 53

Maximum printing quantity: 1,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Maria Antonatu

 

The modern greek flag ( 1978)

2021 greek numismatic program

 

Nominal value: 200 €

Diameter: 22.10 mm

Weight: 7.98 grams

Crown shape: dentosis

Metal: Gold (Au) 917, Silver (Ag) 53

Maximum printing quantity: 1,000 pieces

Printing quality: Elaborate cutting (proof)

Currency artist: Maria Antonatu

 

2021 greek numismatic program

Common Reverse of gold coin series – greek flags

 

 

Sources: Bank of Greece and NUMISMAG.

5 Comments

  1. ChrisV

    5th Feb 2021 - 0 h 47 min

    Great presentation. I would like to add that the committee’s program has been heavily criticized by many. Firstly the prices are absurd. The bimetallic ones are 40e each, the silver 200 and the gold are not sold separately but only the full set which cost 7680 euros(which given the math means that each gold is at 1500). Secondly there has been word that these coins are not for the collectors but for the “sponsors” of the committee and that’s why they are priced like that. Thirdly many collectors in Greece don’t consider them to be part of the annual coins although they were minted(free of charge) by the mint of Greece and it is rumored to be a reason that the normal program of the bank of Greece is so small.

    • Pierre

      6th Feb 2021 - 9 h 52 min

      Dear Chris,

      Thank you for your interesting comment. As far as we are concerned we had some difficulties to understand these coins were not a private issue. Therefor we asked to the greek MOF. The representative of the MOF told us these coins were part of the greek annual program, issued by GREECE 2021 committee but under control of Bank of Greece and MOF. More over, these coins have a legal tender in GREECE and have a face value expressed in euro.
      I understand perfectly your point of view as greek euro coins collector.
      NUMISMAG as a numismatic media will not comment greek government decision.
      All we can say is that such numismatic issue did exist in the past in FRANCE with a silver and a gold coins minted for G20 meeting during President SARKOSY mandate. These coins are very collectable and desirable to french collectors.

      Best regards,

      NUMISMAG TEAM

      • ChrisV

        7th Feb 2021 - 18 h 35 min

        You’re welcome. Yeah I know they are totally legal and not a private issue although the committee had to do with it but with the bank of Greece and the mint supporting and creating the program so totally legal and not private. In my previous comment, I just shared what greek collectors think. Personally, I think that if the tirage was less it would justify the high price and it would be much better.
        Thanks for the answer and the awesome work you do.
        Keep it up!

  2. Jimmy papageorgiou

    8th Feb 2021 - 16 h 48 min

    I am interested in purchasing coins

  3. ALex

    1st Mar 2021 - 14 h 54 min

    This is interesting. I never thought about Greek coins before. Everybody is thinking about US coins only.

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