France copper nickel BU coin 2 euros, for the 60 Years of Asterix, maximum number of pieces 100.000, issued in 2019. Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. It was written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. In 2013, a new team consisting of Jean-Yves Ferri (script) and Didier Conrad (artwork) took over. As of 2017, 37 volumes have been released. The series follows the adventures of a village of Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in 50 BC. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid Panoramix (named Getafix in the English translations), which temporarily gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonists, the title character Asterix and his friend Obelix, have various adventures. The "ix" ending of both names (as well as all the other pseudo-Gaulish "ix" names in the series) alludes to the "rix" suffix (meaning "king") present in the names of many real Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix, Orgetorix and Dumnorix. In many of the stories, they travel to foreign countries, though others are set in and around their village. For much of the history of the series (Volumes 4 through 29), settings in Gaul and abroad alternated, with even-numbered volumes set abroad and odd-numbered volumes set in Gaul, mostly in the village.
Greek zinc-nickel proof coin 5 euros, for the Centenary of the Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund, maximum number of pieces 4.000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2019. The Consignment Deposits and Loans Fund is a legal entity in public law, operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance. It was founded by Law 1608/1919 as a specialised credit institution, entrusted with the exclusive safekeeping and management of consignments of all kinds and with providing loans for public utility works. Its scope of activities was later expanded to include treasury services for local authorities and other legal persons in public law and the extension of housing loans to public sector employees. Over the course of an entire century, the Fund has undeniably made a significant contribution to Greece’s economic development. Its mission to serve the public and social interest, its European orientation, its strong financial position, as well as its reformed institutional framework, which provides for the establishment of a separate business line of commercial banking activities, augur well for its future.
Greek collectible silver proof coin with a face value of 6 euros, for the 50 years from the first man on the moon in (1969), maximum number of 1,200 pieces, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2019. The photo is indicative, the coin you will receive is in the original box along with the certificate of authenticity.
Blister, Official issue Hellenic euro coin set, for Samos, maximum number of pieces 10,000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2019. The island of Samos in the Eastern Aegean is the renowned birthplace of Pythagoras the mathematician, Aristarchos the astronomer and Epikouros the philosopher. It flourished in antiquity, especially under the tyrant Polycrates, and was also famous for its wines. Samos was home to one of the most important ancient Greek sanctuaries, the Heraion. Another UNESCO listed site, the Eupalinian Aqueduct, ran 1,036 metres through the mountainside to bring water to the ancient city of Samos. In the late Byzantine period, Samos came under Genovese rule, before eventually falling to the Ottomans. In 1835, it was given semi-autonomous status under Ottoman suzerainty and was united with Greece in 1912. Today, the island continues to produce its prized wines and is popular among tourists for its lush forests, important archaeological sites, picturesque villages and stunning beaches.
Greece copper-nickel UNC coin 2 euros, Andreas Kalvos 150 years in memoriam, date 2019. Roll 25 pieces. Born in Zante, Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869) is one the most important modern Greek poets. Combining a solid neoclassicist education with the high ideals of Romanticism and archaicising with demotic Greek, he expressed both the revolutionary ideas of his time and his personal vision.
Greece copper-nickel UNC coin 2 euros, centenary of the birth of Manolis Andronicos, date 2019. Roll 25 pieces. Manolis Andronicos (1919-1992) was one of Greece’s greatest archeologists. His discovery of the royal tombs at Vergina in 1977 brought to light exquisite finds that attest to the splendour of ancient Macedonian civilisation.