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Why These Greek Euro Coins Could Be Worth Thousands

Two Germans are raising eyebrows in the world of numismatics after listing two 2-euro coins on eBay with an asking price of several thousand euros. The...

Collectible Euro Coins Issued by the Greek General State Accounts Office

The Greek General State Accounts Office will issue collective Euro coins. According to the Office’s planning, the following coins will be issued: 1. Collectible circulation...

Could 2020 Signal the End for the 1 and 2 Euro Cent Coins?

The fiscal authorities of the European Union are considering the possibility of abolishing the coins which represent the value of one and two euro...

Athens the Second Most Densely-Populated Area in Europe

The density of population in central Athens is the second highest in Europe, according to data published recently by the European statistical service, Eurostat. Two...

January 2002: Greece Enters the Eurozone

It has been 20 years since Greece's accession to the eurozone, an anniversary that has been overshadowed by the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant

Drachmas Hidden in Mattresses in Greece Are Worth 500 Million Euros

Almost 500 million euros have been taken out of the Greek economy by suspicious Greeks who hid their old drachmas in their mattresses instead...

Rare Drachma Coin Sold for Record 162,000 Euros in Auction

A rare 50-drachma coin fetched a record price of 162,000 euros at an auction in Switzerland recently. The coin was sold on November 17, at...

Greece Issues Commemorative Coins for 2500th Anniversary of Battle of Thermopylae

Greece will soon issue two commemorative coins to mark 2500 years since the historic battle of Thermopylae, fought in 480 BC. Their official announcement took...

Skull Found at Ancient Greek City Shows Neurosurgery Performed 2,200 Years Ago

Archaeologists carrying out excavations in the ancient city of Euromus in Turkey's southern Mugla province found a skull with marks indicating that neurosurgery existed...

Turkish Citizen Arrested for Smuggling Hundreds of Ancient Greek Coins

Officers at the customs office of Kipoi (on the border with Turkey) confiscated 1,055 ancient Greek coins from a Turkish national on Tuesday, after...