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2002 AD., Greece, 50 Lepta / Euro Cent, French mint, KM 186.

Greece, engravers: Georgios Stamatopoulos (obverse) and Luc Luycx (reverse), French mint, 2002 AD.,
50 Euro Cent (24,3 mm / 7,77 g), "Nordic gold" alloy (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin), 7,80 g. theor. mint weight, mintage 70.000.000 , medal alignment ↑↑ (0°) , reeded edge,
Obv.: 50 / ΛΕΠΤΑ / 2002 / ΕΛ. ΒENIZEΛOΣ / F - ΓΣ , bust of Eleftherios Venizelos facing half left, mint mark ("Anthemion" a tiny symbol of the Bank of Greece) above his left shoulder, Greek legend "ΕΛ. ΒENIZEΛOΣ" on bust, value and date left, encircled by the twelve stars, "F" mark in one star to left (France mint mark F), engraver´s initials ΓΣ on bust at lower left.
Rev.: 50 / EURO / CENT // LL , (1st) relief map of Western Europe with 12 stars and lines to l., big value number above denomination to r., engraver´s initials at the r. edge.
KM 186 .

Greece did not enter the eurozone until 2001 and was not able to start minting coins as early as the other eleven member states, so a number of coins circulated in 2002 were not minted in Athens but in Finland (€1 and €2 – mint mark S) and other countries.

All designs of Greek euro coins feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and (later coins) a tiny symbol of the Bank of Greece. Uniquely, the value of the coins is expressed on the national side in the Greek alphabet, as well as being on the common side in the Roman alphabet.

Year / Mark / Mintage
2002 93,054,945
2002 54,945 (in sets)
2002 5,000 (in sets) (Dutch mint-set; error strike: wrong inscription with 2 instead of 3 lines at top left)
2002 F 70,000,000 (French mint, "F" mark in star)
2003 700,000
2003 99,300 (in sets)
2004 500,000
2004 30,000 (in sets)
2005 1,000,000
2005 50,000 (in sets)
2006 1,000,000
2006 50,000 (in sets)

from circulation

Eleftherios Venizelos (full name Elefthérios Kyriákou Venizélos, Greek: Ἐλευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος; 23 August 1864 – 18 March 1936) was an eminent Greek revolutionary, a prominent and illustrious statesman as well as a charismatic leader in the early 20th century. Elected several times as Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1932, Venizelos had such profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece that he is credited with being "the maker of modern Greece", and is still widely known as the "Ethnarch". He pioneered social reform, modernisation of Greece and the liberation of northern Greece and the Aegean.

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Name des Albums:Arminius / Greece, modern
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