2 euros 2015 Greece – 75 Years since the Death of Spyridon Louis

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UNC 2 euros coin.
Coins: Diameter – 25.75mm Thickness – 2.2mm Weight – 8.5gr 75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 750 000 pieces

Description

In a last minute change, Greece changed the theme of the 2-euro commemorative coin for 2015 from “75th Anniversary of the October 28, 1940,” to “75th Anniversary of the death of the Athlete Spiridon Louis “.

Spiridon Louis was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero. Louis was born in the town of Marousi, which is now a suburb to the north of Athens, into a poor family. Louis’s father sold mineral water in Athens, at the time lacking a central water supply, and his son helped him by transporting it.