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SILVER COIN - THE FIRST GREEK STATE

 

1830 – The first Greek State

THE COIN DEPICTS THEODOROS KOLOKOTRONIS

Greece was recognised as an independent, sovereign state by the London Protocol of 3 February 1830, signed by Great Britain, France and Russia. Its borders included the Peloponnese, the Argosaronic islands, Central Greece (up to the Spercheios-Acheloos rivers borderline), Euboea, the Sporades and the Cyclades. The Treaty of Constantinople (July 1832) extended Greek territory to the Ambracian-Pagasetic gulfs line, while the London Protocol of 1832 awarded Greece the district of Lamia. This coin portrays Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843), a pre-eminent military commander in the Greek War of Independence, whose strategic brilliance, experience and far-sightedness were decisive in major Greek victories (Dervenakia, Tripolitsa).

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.