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Greece 500 Million Drachmai 1944

Item Code: GR-132

Front: Apollo, son of Zeus, god of archery, art, knowledge, light, medicine, music, oracles, plague, poetry and sun, living on
Mount Olympus, Greece. Reverse: Bas-relief from a Parthenon frieze: Two Horseriders from Acropolis Museum. Watermark: N/a.
Security features: Running serial numbers. Predominant colour: Blue-green or teal. Artist: Unknown, pending.
Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Spyridon Chatzikyriakos (Chief Officer = Deputy Governor, O Dioikitis, 5 April 1943
– 5 October 1944); M. Pierros, Unidentified (Managers, Oi Diefthyntai). Security thread: N/a. Printing method: Intaglio.
Issuer: Bank of Greece - Trapeza Tis Ellados. Date of issue: 1 October 1944. Date of withdrawal: N/a. Total issue: N/a.
Legal tender: No. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Unknown.

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Dimensions: 140 x 61 mm

Texts: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Drachmai Pentakosia Ekatommuria. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. Ekdosis Proti.
En Athinais ti 1 Oktovriou 1944.


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has been replaced by the euro.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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