The Numismatic Programme of the "Greece 2021" Committee
A unique collection for the anniversary of 200 years after the Revolution
A unique collection which will enable Greek women and men to "travel" through Greece's modern history. A special souvenir of the 200 years after the Revolution, with extraordinary depictions and unique collectible value, which will be central reference point of our landmark anniversary.
A means through which Greek women and men all over the world can contribute to the completion of even more projects aiming to honor the two centuries of modern Greek State.
This is the "Greece 2021" Committee's Numismatic Programme.
From Monday, January 11, 2021, interested parties can see the complete series of the Committee’s collectible coins, in full detail, at the web page greece2021.gr/gb/shop/index.html.
From Monday, January 18, 2021, purchases can be made through the e-shop, at the web page shop.greece2021.gr.
The Numismatic Programme highlights 200 years of modern history through 14 coins, in three series:
A series of 2 coins made of a combination of metal and polymer material, imprinted with the first two coins of the Greek state,
A series of 8 silver coins, imprinted with the expansions of the Greek State, through the depiction of the personalities associated with every Greek region,
A series of 4 gold coins depicting the evolution of the flag, the Greek people's national symbol, from the Revolution to the present day.
In detail, what is included in the Numismatic Programme
More specifically, the "Greece 2021" Committee's Numismatic Programme includes a unique three-part collection consisting of:
Two bi-metallic coins, which depict the first two coins of the Greek State:
- The Phoenix of 1828.
- And the first drachma of 1832.
Eight silver coins, with the expansions of the Greek territory:
- The first Greek State, with Theodoros Kolokotronis.
- The Ionian Islands, with Ioannis Kapodistrias.
- Thessaly and Arta, with Rigas Feraios-Velestinlis.
- Epirus, with Athanasios Tsakalov.
- Macedonia, with Pavlos Melas.
- Crete, with Eleftherios Venizelos.
- Thrace, with Georgios Vizyinos.
- The Dodecanese, with Lady of Ro.
And four gold coins with the evolution of the Greek flag:
- The flag of the Friendly Society.
- The Greek flag of 1821.
- The Greek flag of 1822.
- The current Greek flag.
The «Greece 2021» Committee's Numismatic Programme was implemented with a decision by the Ministry of Finance, based on the Committee's recommendation, and the gracious sponsorship of the Bank of Greece
A collection that concerns every Greek. Every Institution. Every company. Every collector. A gift of priceless value….
In addition to its great sentimental and commemorative value, the acquisition of such a collection will contribute to the implementation of projects, since, as is known, the Committee does not receive any state funding. Through the Numismatic Programme, the Committee will be able to implement projects that concern:
- The two-hundred-year course of Greece,
- The Greeks who left their mark in Greece and abroad during these 200 years, from the Revolution of 1821 to present day,
- The challenges we are called to confront in the future
"We are proud of these coins"
"I hope that the «Greece 2021» Committee's entire work will be as high-quality as the Numismatic Programme because then we will have accomplished a genuinely successful anniversary in 2021. It may be a difficult time now because of the pandemic. However, we hope that in the following months, the sky will become bluer and will light up these magnificent coins" concluded the Alternate Minister of Finance.
"We believe that this programme will be central reference point of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution and it will be embraced by Greeks all over the world," Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki mentioned during the teleconference.