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Greece 25 Million Drachmai 10.8.1944

Greece 25 Million Drachmai 10.8.1944
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25 Million Drachmai 10.8.1944 (Front: Obverse and reverse image of an ancient Greek coin "APEI ROTAN" with conjoined busts of Zeus and Dione on one side and a bull on the other. Reverse: Decorative framing, guilloche patterns and rosettes. Watermark: N/a. Security features: Running serial numbers. Predominant colour: Green and 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: 10 August 1944) (small serial number)

Dimensions: 141 x 61 mm

Catalogue Number: P-130a (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause Publications)

Texts: Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος. Trapeza Tis Ellados. Είκοσι πέντε εκατομμύρια δραχμές. Drachmai Eikosi Pente Ekatommuria. ΠΛΗΡΩΤΕΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗ. ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΙ. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. ΕΚΔΟΣΙΣ ΠΡΩΤΙ. Ekdosis Proti. ΕΝ ΑΘΗΝΑΙΣ ΤΗ. 10η ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ 1944. En Athinais ti 10i Augoustou 1944.

Remark: 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 On 1 January 2002 the drachma has been replaced by the euro.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.