December 4, 2008

Comemorative coin featuring New Acropolis Museum

Posted at 12:50 pm in Elgin Marbles, New Acropolis Museum

Greece is minting a limited edition ten Euro commemorative coin featuring an image of the New Acropolis Museum on one side & panel from the Parthenon frieze on the other side.



Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Greece)
2008 coinage

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum located in Athens, Greece, on the archeological site of Acropolis. It is considered one of the major archaeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world. Due to its limited size, the Greek Government decided in the late 1980s to build a new museum. The New Acropolis Museum is now being built at the base of the Acropolis. In June 2007 the old museum closed its doors so that its antiquities could be moved to their new home. The new museum is expected to open in early 2009.[41]

This coin was issued to commemorate the re-opening of the museum. On the obverse a panoramic view of the Acropolis can be seen; the museum resides in the base of it. On the reverse, one of the so many pedimental sculptures from the Parthenon can be observed together with the National emblem of Greece and the face value of €10.

Acropolis Museum
Designer: Georgios Stamatopoulos
Mint: Mint of Greece
Value: €10
Alloy: Ag 925 (silver)
Quantity: 10,000
Quality: BU
Issued: 2008
Diameter: 28.25 mm (1.11 in)
Weight: 9.75 g (0.34 oz/0.31 ozt)
Issue price: €35[39]
Market value: N/A

More information is available here.

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