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Greece 5 Million Drachmai 20.7.1944

Greece 5 Million Drachmai 20.7.1944
Product Code:
GR-128
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Historic value:
8.00
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5 Million Drachmai 20.7.1944 (Front: Ancient Greek coin with the head of Arethusa. Reverse: Decorative framing, guilloche patterns and rosettes. Watermark: N/a. Security features: Running serial numbers. Main colours: Olive green, brown and black. Artist: Unknown. Engraved by: Unknown. Signatures: Spyridon Chatzikyriakos (Chief Officer = Deputy Governor, Ο ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ = O Dioikitis, 5 April 1943 – 5 October 1944); M. Pierros, Unidentified (Managers, ΟΙ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΑΙ = Oi Diefthyntai). Security thread: N/a. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Bank of Greece - Trapeza Tis Ellados. Date of issue: 20 July 1944. Date of withdrawal: N/a. Total issue: N/a. Legal tender: No. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Unknown) (large serial # 523818 EN) (circulated) (edge tear) XF

Dimensions: 141 x 62 mm

Catalogue Number: P-128b (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause)

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 On 1 January 2002 the drachma has been replaced by the euro.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

Texts: ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ. Trapeza Tis Ellados. ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΠΕΝΤΕ ΕΚΑΤΟΜΜΥΡΙΑ. Drachmai Pente Ekatommuria. ΠΛΗΡΩΤΕΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗ. ΕΝΦΑΝΙΣΕΙ. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei. ΕΝ ΑΘΗΝΑΙΣ ΤΗ. 20η ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ 1944. En Athinais ti 20 Iouliou 1944. ΕΚΔΟΣΙΣ ΠΡΩΤΗ. Έκδοσης Πρώτη. Ekdosis Proti.

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