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Greece 1000 Drachmai 1926 (1928)

Item Code: GR-100

Front: Portrait of Georgios Stavros, founder of the National Bank of Greece (Ethniki Trapeza tis Ellados). Back: The confronting lionesses
posing on both sides of a pillar above the lintel at the Lion Gate at Mycenae. Watermark: None. Main colours: Black, green and multicolour.
Work by: Unknown. Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Unknown (Cashier, O Tamias); Unknown (Chief, O Dioikitis); No signature
(Commissioner, O Epitropos). Issuer: Ethniki Trapeza Tis Ellados. Date of issue: 15 October 1926. Date of withdrawal: 1932-1935.
Total issue: 5 million banknotes. Legal tender: No. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: American Banknote Company.
 

 
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Dimensions: 196 x 92 mm
 

Texts: Ethniki Trapeza Tis Ellados. Drachmai Xiliai. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. Athinisi ti 15 Oktovriou 1926. Pyli Leonton Mykinon. Ekdosis pempti.

 

The drachma has been the Greek national currency from 1833 to 2002. On 1 January 2002 the drachma
has been replaced by the euro. Following the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, drachma notes and coins
ceased to be legal tender on 28 February 2002. Drachma banknotes were exchanged for euro at the Bank of
Greece until 1st of March 2012.

 
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