€2 Greece 2009 EMU Maximize

€2 Greece 2009 EMU

This Greek 2 euro commemorative coin commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union. (UNCirculated)

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  Bank of Greece

2EURO-2169

5,90 €

The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration.

This particular coin coin is issued by Greece and shows ‘Greece’ as well as the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ in Greek language.

The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department at the Bank of Greece.

source : European Central Bank

  • Weight (g) 8.50
  • Issuing country Greece
  • Issuing year 2009
  • Type €2 commemorative coin
  • Face Value €2
  • Composition Bi-metal (nickel silver / copper-nickel)
  • Quality Uncirculated
  • Diameter (mm) 25.75
  • Issuing volume 4000000

The Bank of Greece (GreekΤράπεζα της Ελλάδος, short ΤτΕ) is the central bank of Greece. Its headquarters is located in Athens onPanepistimiou Street, but it also has several branches across the country. It was founded in 1927 and its operations started officially in 1928. The building that houses it headquarters until this day was completed ten years later, in 1938.

The Bank of Greece, a member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), is the national central bank of Greece and was established by Law 3424/7 December 1927. The shares of the Bank of Greece are registered and have been listed on the Athens Exchange since 12 June 1930.

It is not state-owned, but an S.A. share company with special privileges, restrictions and duties.[2] It cannot operate as a commercial bank and the percentage of shares that can be under Greek state ownership cannot exceed 35%.[3] It has a staff of more than 3,000 employees.

The primary objective of the Bank of Greece is to ensure price stability in Greece. It also supervises the private banks and acts as a treasurer and fiscal agent for the Greek government. After law 3867/2010 was passed, the Bank of Greece is also responsible for supervising private insurance companies, merging in the Committee for the Supervision of Insurance Companies established by law 3229/2004.

Its Euro banknotes printer identification code is Y.[4]

Bank of Greece also sells Gold sovereigns.

The entrance of the Bank of Greece features the Greek and the European Union flags.