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Greece

2019

Commemorative coin

Andreas Kalvos — 150 years in memoriam

Official Journal of the European Union

Born in Zante, Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869) is one the most important modern Greek poets. Combining a solid neo-classicist education with the high ideals of Romanticism and archaicising with demotic Greek, he expressed both the revolutionary ideas of his time and his personal vision. The national side of the coin features a portrait of Andreas Kalvos. Inscribed along the inner edge at the left is the name ‘ANDREAS KALVOS 1792-1869’, along with the minting year and a palmette (mintmark of the Greek Mint); inscribed along the inner edge at the right is the wording ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’. Also visible at the right is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2019/C 189/12

Edge lettering

« ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ★ » HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Designer

George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

2019
National Mint ( Halandri (Athen) )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 11.07.2019Rolls of 25 coins748.500*2,00
Divisional coin set Proof---.---.2019In wooden box1.500*
*provisional count