€2 Hellenic Republic 2014 - 150th anniversary of the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece (1864-2014) Maximize

€2 Hellenic Republic 2014 - union of the Ionian Islands

The 2 euros commemorative coin Hellenic Republic 2014 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece (1864-2014). (UNCirculated)

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  Bank of Greece

2EURO-2285

4,90 €

The inner part of the coin depicts a seven-pointed star inscribed in Greek with the words: ‘150 YEARS SINCE THE UNION OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS (EPTÁNISA) WITH GREECE 1864-2014’, the name of the issuing country ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’ and the mint mark of the Greek State Mint. The spaces between the points of the star feature the symbols of the Ionian Islands. The entire design is encircled in a decorative stylised wave motif.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
(source : Official Journal of the European Union)
  • Weight (g) 8.50
  • Issuing country Greece
  • Issuing year 2014
  • Type €2 commemorative coin
  • Face Value €2
  • Composition Bi-metal (nickel silver / copper-nickel)
  • Quality Uncirculated
  • Diameter (mm) 25.75

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.

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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]

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