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2 eurai 2015 Graikija – Spyridonas Louisas


2 eurų moneta UNC
Skersmuo – 25.75mm
Svoris – 8.5gr
Tiražas: 750 000 vienetų


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.