Greece 2 Euro 2015 Spyridon Louis
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In 2015 it is 75 years since Spyridon (Spyros) Louis (1873-1940) passed away. Spyros Louis was the first winner of the Modern Olympic Games Marathon, held for the first time in 1896. Spyros Louis was a water carrier born in Maroussi, near Athens. The 1896 marathon had 17 participants, 13 of whom were Greek. After a special race Spyros Louis won the Marathon and became a national hero. Among other things the Olympic Stadium of Athens is named after him, but streets in various countries also bear his name. To commemorate this 75th anniversary Greece has issued a special 2 Euro coin. On the coin Spyros Louis and the cup he received after his victory are portrayed. Above the cup is the year 2015. At the bottom of the coin the 80,000 people-filled Panathenaic Stadium are depicted. On the left side of the coin the country name Greece Democracy and at the bottom of the coin you will see the description æ75th anniversary Spyros LouisÆ are printed in Greek. The quality of the coin is UNC (Uncirculated) and the issue in this quality is 741,000 copies.