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Greece 50 Drachmai 1939

Item Code: GR-107

Front: Head of Hesiod, Greek poet. White Tower of Thessaloniki. Sailing boat. Reverse: Poseidon, Apollo and
Artemis in the meeting of gods. Marble bas-relief from the east frieze of Parthenon. Athens, New Akropolis Museum.
Watermark: Head of a young male. Security features: Running serial numbers. Main colour: Green. Artist: Unknown.
Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Emmanuel Tsouderos (Chief Officer = Governor, O Dioikitis); Andreas
Papadimitriou (Manager, O Dieuthuntis). Security thread: N/a. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Bank of Greece
- Trapeza Tis Ellados. Date of issue: 1 January 1939. Date of withdrawal: N/a. Total issue: N/a. Legal tender: No.
Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Thomas De La Rue and Co. Ltd.

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Dimensions: 148 x 73 mm

Texts: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Drachmai Pentikonta. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei.


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has been replaced by the euro.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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