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SILVER COIN – THE INTEGRATION OF EPIRUS

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1913 – The integration of Epirus

THE COIN DEPICTS ATHANASIOS TSAKALOF

Although home to warlike clans that had made the mountainous area of Souli a bastion of Greek resistance against the Ottomans, Epirus was left out of the first Greek State and was only liberated from Ottoman rule after the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913. Portrayed on the coin is Athanasios Tsakalof, one of the three founders of the Friendly Society (Philike Etaireia). Born in Ioannina, the Epirote capital, Tsakalof studied in Paris and then moved to Russia, where he met Nikolaos Skoufas and Emmanuel Xanthos. Together, in Odessa in 1814, they founded the Friendly Society, which was to play a key role in the preparation of the Greek uprising. Tsakalof was instrumental in the expansion of the Friendly Society and its major decisions. He participated as a fighter in the Greek War of Independence and later served the newly established Greek State with selflessness and humility.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION

Denomination: €10

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 g

Edge: plain

Material: silver (Ag) 92.5%

Maximum issue: 4,000 pieces

Minting quality: proof

Coin designed by: George Stamatopoulos

The coins are made of silver with a content of 92.5%, the minting quality is proof and 4000 pieces of each coin have been issued. Each coin is also available individually in a wooden collector case with the corresponding certificate.