IYA2009 Commemorative Coins of Greece

Posted on 7:41 PM by Desh

The above is the commemorative coin of IYA2009, issued by Greece in 2009. To your left is the obverse side bearing the face value of 10 Euros. The obverse features in middle a wreath of olive leaves encircling an inscription from a book. There are also 7 stars brought out in different sizes.

The reverse side of the coin represents 8 stars, 7 of which are quite similar to those of obverse along with an additional start which is in the center of the coin in bright color. In addition the tittle "2009 International Year of Astronomy" is engraved in Greek in the below border of reverse.

When compared to other IYA2009 coins of different countries, the Greek coin is somewhat different from the design, as it is not a perfect circle in shape, but a unique shape as seen above. 

Here are some specifications of this IYA2009 coin of Greece 

Title: International Year of Astronomy
Grade: Proof
Details: The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) is a year-long celebration of astronomy, taking  place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia nova in the 17th century.

Diameter - 28.25mm
Thickness - 1.92mm
Weight - 9.75gr
Composition - Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge: Shaped edge with fine scallops
Mintage: 5,000 pieces

Here is another photo of the same coin.

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