The announcement of the Committee's "Greece 2021" Numismatic Programme was made by Alternate Minister of Finance Theodoros Skylakakis and Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, in a teleconference held on Wednesday.
The Committee's "Greece 2021" Numismatic Programme was implemented with a decision by the Ministry of Finance and the gracious sponsorship of the Bank of Greece, based on the recommendation of the Committee. It includes the issuance of 14 coins of rare collectible value. On them, the internationally acclaimed engravers of the Hellenic Mint have engraved, with their unique technique, emblematic moments from the history of modern Greece, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution.
"We are proud of these coins"
"This is exceptional work that keeps the great numismatic tradition of the country alive," said Alternate Minister of Finance, Theodoros Skylakakis. He added: "We are proud to have these coins as coins of the Greek State, because the citizens and the collectors must understand that these coins are coins of the Greek State. They are part of Greece's complete Numismatic Programme for 2021."
"I hope that the Committee's "Greece 2021" entire work will be as high-quality as the Numismatic Programme because it will mean that we have accomplished a genuinely successful anniversary in 2021. It may be a difficult time now, because of the pandemic, but we hope that in the following months, the sky will become clearer and bluer, and it will illuminate these magnificent coins."
What is included in the Committee's "Greece 2021" Numismatic Programme
The Committee's "Greece 2021" Numismatic Programme includes a unique three-part collection of 14 collectible coins.
More specifically, it includes:
Two bi-metallic coins, which depict the first two coins of the Greek State:
The Phoenix of 1828.
And the first drachma of 1833.
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 historical 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.
These 14 coins will be issued in limited numbers, while their molds will be destroyed after production, enhancing their unique collectible value.