GOLD COIN “FLAGS OF GREECE - THE CONTEMPORARY GREEK FLAG”
1978 - Flags of Greece -The Contemporary Greek Flag
The Greek flag used today was established by Law 851/1978. It features a white cross in the upper left corner and nine equally thick horizontal stripes, alternately blue and white. The number nine alludes to the number of syllables in the phrase «Ελευθερία ή θάνατος» (“Freedom or Death”) and to the number of letters in the word «Ελευθερία» (“Freedom”). Flag Day is celebrated on 27 October, the day before the national holiday of 28 October that commemorates Greece’s rejection of Mussolini’s ultimatum in 1940.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Diameter: 22.10 mm
Weight: 7.98 g
Material: gold (Au) 917‰, silver (Ag) 53‰
Maximum issue: 1,000 pieces
Minting quality: proof
Coin designed by: Maria Antonatou
The gold coins are made of 22k gold, the minting quality is proof and 1000 pieces of each coin have been issued. They are available as part of the entire threefold collection of the Numismatic Programme, i.e., 4 gold coins, 8 silver coins and 2 bimetallic coins.