Greece will Issue a €2 Commemorative Coin in 2013

Greece Euro Coins - The Central Bank of Greece has confirmed me via an email that later this year they will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin but for now they cannot provide information on the theme and design. This is the answer received directly from the bank;

I would like to inform you that the 2013 Greek Numismatic Program will include a 2€ commemorative coin.

But at the moment no other official information is available.

Kind regards,

Source

(c) Central Bank of Greece (email)

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Comment by euroHOBBY on March 4, 2013 at 20:47

I have received another email from the Central Bank of Greece with the same message as above but instead of saying will include a 2 euro commemorative coin, the wording was will include AT LEAST ONE €2 commemorative coin.

so that might mean that they will issue more than 1

Comment by euroHOBBY on February 27, 2013 at 21:34

@ Igor

I  agree completely - I had also thought that once the number of eurozone countries increase, countries would be allowed to issue a coin every 2 years - the number of coins per  year is increasing so much that is getting out of proportion - this will discourage collectors, beginners and students from collecting coins

it would have been better if they made another denomination as commemorative coin (e.g. 1euro or 3 euro or 5euro) - so collectors of 2 euro would not be 'obliged' to collect them for the sake of having a complete collection

but could collect them only in addition (if they wish so)

Comment by Igor on February 27, 2013 at 20:19

Just wanna add that a couple of years ago when addition of new states to the Eurozone was imminent, we speculated here that maybe the rules would change to only allow a country to mint a 2 Euro CC every other year to avoid having too many coins being minted. Unfortunately, as we know it, the rules have changed the opposite way.

Comment by Robi from Brussels on February 27, 2013 at 20:03

I agree with Igor and I from the firts moment I thoughtthat these huge increase in the number of Commemoratives is not good to the collectionism itself.

Where is the pleasure in collecting something which (globally speaking) is not that rare?

 

Comment by Igor on February 27, 2013 at 19:53

Well, as correctly predicted, the number of 2 Euro CC's issued annually is starting to grow out of proportion. Think of Andorra and Latvia starting minting their Euro coins next year, followed shortly by Lithuania, very likely Poland and Croatia (with the latter joining the EU in July this year), and before too long there will be 40 or more coins to collect - and pay for - every year. And do not forget about additional common releases, those gonna increase this number to more than 60!

Comment by Robi from Brussels on February 27, 2013 at 18:24

This is quite a news! I thought we had alreday enough 2€CC in 2013.... but apparently more have to come!

Thanks euroHOBBY!

Comment by euroHOBBY on February 27, 2013 at 15:48
On asking the bank of Estonia if they will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin , i received the following reply

"thank You for contacting Eesti Pank with Your request.

Unfortunately our plans to produce the 2 euro commemorative coin are not specified yet and therefore I don`t have any new information to give You.

Hopefully the plans will be more specific during next month."
Comment by mctr on February 27, 2013 at 12:58

 Michal Cervinka , I count that it will be 22nd :) 

Comment by DIONYSIS on February 27, 2013 at 11:42

THAT'S VERY NICE.I DID NOT EXPECT FROM US (GREECE) TO ISSUE A CC FOR THIS YEAR.BUT TO SAY THE TRUTH WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT ALMOST IN 31% (NOT OFFICIALY, THEY SAID THAT IS LOWER BUT IT IS LIE) THE LAST THING WE CARE IS IF WE WILL ISSUE OR NOT A NEW CC.

MANY CC'S FOR 2013 MEANS MUCH MONEY TO SPEND FOR THEM.

Comment by Michal Cervinka on February 27, 2013 at 11:31

Oh, well, so this is 21st 2 euro CC coin confirmed for 2013...


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