1 cent: This design features an advanced model of an Athenian trireme, the largest warship afloat for more than 200 years.
2 cent: Depicted on this coin is a corvette, a type of ship used during the Greek War of Independence.
5 cent: This coin shows a modern sea-going tanker, reflecting the innovative spirit of Greek shipping.
10 cent: Rigas Fereos (Velestinlis) (1757-98) is featured on this coin. He was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment.
20 cent: This coin commemorates Ioannis Capodistrias (1776-1831), a leading national and European politician and diplomat who became the first Governor of Greece.
50 cent: Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), one of Greece’s most prominent political figures, is shown on this coin.
€1: The image of the owl featured in this design was copied from an ancient Athenian 4-drachma coin.
€2: This coin depicts a scene from a mosaic in Sparta, showing Europa being abducted by Zeus, who has taken the form of a bull. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology after whom Europe was named.
Edge lettering of the €2 coin: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ * (Hellenic Republic).