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Greece 5000 Drachmai 1943

Item Code: GR-122

Front: Portrait of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. Ancient
bas-relief "Cattle led to sacrifice", British Museum. Back: Two young cavalry horseriders. Marble bas-relief from the
west frieze of Parthenon. Athens, New Akropolis Museum. Watermark: None. Main colours: Green and brown.
Work by: Unknown. Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Unidentified (Chief, O Dioikitis) Unidentified (Managers,
Oi Dieuthuntai). Issuer: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Date of issue: 19 July 1943. Date of withdrawal: Unknown.
Legal tender: No. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Unknown.

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Dimensions: 140 x 71 mm

Texts: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Drachmai Pente Xiliades. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. Ekdoseis triti.


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has been replaced by the euro.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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