SILVER COIN – THE INTEGRATION OF THE DODECANESE ISLANDS
1947 – The integration of the Dodecanese islands
The Dodecanese islands were the last addition to Greek territory in the 20th century. Under Italian rule since 1912, they were united with Greece in 1947 in the aftermath of World War II. The coin depicts Despoina Achladiotou (1890-1982), known as the “Lady of Ro”. During World War II, she participated in the Resistance from the remote islet of Ro in the Dodecanese, where she had settled in 1924. Every day until her death, she would hoist the Greek flag on Ro at dawn and lower it at dusk.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 34.10 g
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.