HELLENIC NUMISMATIC PROGRAMME 2022

The Hellenic Numismatic Programme of 2022 is scheduled to include the issuance of the following products:

I.   COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COINS

         €2  COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “200 YEARS            FROM THE FIRST GREEK CONTISTUTION” (maximum issue 745,500 pieces)

      .  €2 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “1987-2022                   ERASMUS PROGRAMME” (maximum issue 745,500 pieces)

II. COLLECTOR COINS

          €200 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “100 YEARS FROM THE                ASIA MINOR DISASTER” (maximum issue 750 pieces)

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

         €50 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “CULTURAL HERITAGE –                 THE ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)

        €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE –                       ANCIENT GREEK TECHNOLOGY – THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM”                     (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)

        €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE –                       HISTORIANS – XENOPHON” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)

        €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “PHILHELLENES – LORD              BYRON” (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)

        €6 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “2022 – INTERNATIONAL                YEAR OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE” (maximum issue                2,000 pieces)

        BLISTER PACK WITH A COLLECTOR SILVER  €5 COIN DEDICATED TO:                 “ENVIRONMENT – ENDEMIC FLORA OF GREECE – PAEONIA PARNASSICA”         (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)

       BLISTER PACK WITH A COLLECTOR SILVER  €5 COIN DEDICATED TO: “200         YEARS FROM THE CHIOS MASSACRE” (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)

 

 III.     SPECIAL EDITIONS

       BLISTER SET CONTAINING ALL EIGHT DENOMINATIONS OF 2022 GREEK             EURO COINS DEDICATED TO: “TOURISM – CHIOS” (maximum issue 7,500              pieces)

      CARD BLISTER WITH A €2 COMMEMORATIVE BRILIANT UNCIRCULATED              COIN  DEDICATED TO: “200 YEARS FROM THE FIRST GREEK                                   CONSTITUTION” (maximum issue 3,000 pieces)

      CARD BLISTER WITH A €2 COMMEMORATIVE BRILIANT UNCIRCULATED              COIN   DEDICATED TO: “1987-2022 ERASMUS PROGRAMME” (maximum                issue 3,000 pieces)

      €2 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “200                YEARS FROM THE FIRST GREEK CONTISTUTION” (maximum issue 1,500                pieces)

     €2 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “1987-           2022 ERASMUS PROGRAMME” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)

 

 

 

Greece – 100 Euro gold, OLYMPIAN GODDESS APHRODITE, 2021

Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, was one of the most popular Olympian deities. According to Homer, she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione, while according to Hesiod, she was born from the sea foam produced by Ouranos’s genitals, severed by his son Kronos. Her birthplace was contested by Paphos (Cyprus) and Kythera, hence her epithets Kypris and Kythereia. She was worshipped as Aphrodite Ourania (the heavenly) and Pandemos (“of all folk”, the vulgar), alluding, respectively, to spiritual and to sensual love. Although married to Hephaistos, Aphrodite had numerous lovers, including gods (most notably Ares) and mortals (Adonis or Anchises, to whom she bore Aeneas, progenitor of the Romans). One tradition portrays her as mother of Eros (Cupid), the mischievous winged god. Over the centuries, Aphrodite has inspired such masterpieces of art as the Knidian Aphrodite (by Praxiteles), the Venus de Milo and the Birth of Venus (by Boticelli).

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Greece – 10 euro silver, THE BATTLE OF CRETE, 2021

SILVER COLLECTOR COIN 10 EURO DEDICATED TO: “80 YEARS FROM THE BATTLE OF CRETE”. The Battle of Crete (20 May – 1 June 1941) was one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II. After occupying the rest of Greece, the Germans launched an unprecedented airborne operation on Crete, spearheaded by parachutists who were to seize the airfields so that ground troops could then be landed. The island was defended by Cretan civilians, the remnants of the Greek Army (without its Cretan Division, stranded on the mainland), as well as British, Australian and New Zealand allies. After suffering heavy losses on day one of the Battle,
the Germans seized the Maleme airfield on day two and thereafter occupied the entire island. The heroic resistance of the Cretan people won them worldwide admiration, but also led to harsh German reprisals.

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Austria – 20 Euro, THE MILKY WAY, 2021

 

The first coin of a collection consisting of three coins, the likes of which have never previously existed, The Uncharted Universe takes us to the deepest depths of the universe and gives us a fascinating glimpse of three physical-astronomical phenomena.The first coin of a collection consisting of three cointronomical phenomena. The S-shaped first coin in the series, The Milky Way, is curved in a similar way to our home galaxy. The story it tells about the cosmos also features surprising twists and turns. In 1920 Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one among many galaxies. Although this made the earth seem increasingly insignificant, the smaller the planet felt, the greater our knowledge of outer space became and the more we began to understand our physical place in the cosmos.

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New common 2 euro commemorative coin of 2022, dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus programme

In 2022, the Erasmus programme celebrates its 35th anniversary. The coin will be issued in all 19 Member States of the euro area. “Monnaie de Paris” design from Joaquin JIMENEZ, was choosen by European Commission. Coins will be issued from July the first 2022.

This design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depictions of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. Figure 35, for the 35th anniversary, comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style.

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Greece – 2 Euro, 200 YEARS GREEK REVOLUTION, 2021

Commemorative 2 euro coin dedicated to the anniversary of 200 years since the Greek revolution in 1821. The design features the Greek flag at centre, encircled by laurel branches. Inscribed along the inner edge is the wording “1821-2021 200 YEARS SINCE THE GREEK REVOLUTION” and “HELLENIC REPUBLIC”. Visible, at bottom, between two laurel branches, are a palmette (the mintmark of the Greek mint) and the monogram of the artist.

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Greece – 10 euro collection, expansions of Greece, 2021

Collector case of the 8 silver coins. The collection of the 8 silver coins is available in a wooden collector case with the corresponding certificates. The collection includes the following coins: 1830, The first Greek State. The coin depicts Theodoros Kolokotronis.
1864, The Ionian Islands (Heptanese). The coin depicts Ioannis Kapodistrias. 1881, Thessaly – Arta. The coin depicts Rigas Velestinlis (Feraios). 1913, Crete. The coin depicts Eleftherios Venizelos. 1913, Macedonia. The coin depicts Pavlos Melas.
1913, Epirus. The coin depicts Athanasios Tsakalof. 1920, Thrace. The coin depicts Georgios Vizyinos. 1947, The Dodecanese. The coin depicts the Lady of Ro.

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Greece – 5 Euro, First drachma of 1833 bimetallic, 2021

Commemorative coin 5 euro bi-metallic, dedicated to the first coins of the Greek State, the first drachma of 1833. By virtue of King Otto’s Royal Decree of 8 February 1833, the drachma replaced the phoenix and, in August 1833, public revenue offices were explicitly prohibited from accepting Ottoman currency. As stipulated in the same decree, the drachma was to be issued in gold, silver and copper. In a similar vein, the capital was moved from Nafplion to Athens, in order to symbolically reconnect with Greece’s glorious past. The Athens Royal Mint started operations in 1836, but until 1841 only minted the drachma’s copper subdivisions. The minting of silver coins began in 1842. Gold drachmas were minted only in large denominations (20 or 40 drachmas), in a limited edition. By virtue of the Royal Decree of 12 July 1843, the exclusive right to issue drachma notes was granted to the newly founded National Bank of Greece, which maintained this privilege until the establishment of the Bank of Greece in 1928.

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