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Greece 1000 Drachmai 1941

Item Code: GR-117B

Front: Tetradrachm coin depicting Alexander the Great. Back: Two traditionally dressed Greek women overlooking Edessa waterfalls. Watermark: N/a. Main colours: Emerald teal green and goldenrod yellow. Work by: Unknown. Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Dimitrios Santis (Chief, O Dioikitis); Pending (Manager, O Dieuthuntis). Issuer: Trapeza tis Ellados. Date of issue: 1 October 1941. Date of withdrawal: 1942. Total issue: N/a. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Unknown.

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Dimensions: 169 x 85 mm

Texts: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Draxmai Xiliai. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. En Athinais ti 1 Oktovriou 1941. Ekdosis triti. Third Edition (Issue). Katarraktai Edessis.


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 On 1 January 2002 the drachma has been replaced by the euro.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. Despite that Greek banknotes retain strong collector value.

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