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Note: The drachma has been the Greek national currency from 1833 to 2002. On 1 January 2002 the drachma has been replaced by the euro. 



50 drachma
Item Code: 166/gr-1

Year
1978 (Date of Issue: 8 December 1978)- (Withdrawn from circulation: 28 Feb. 2002)
Obverse
Head of Poseidon (Neptune), god of the sea and of earthquakes. Helmeted Athena supervises Argusconstructing a sailing boat called Argo, the ship of the Argonauts. Tiphys, the pilot is in the centre. 
Reverse
Scene of Laskarina Bouboulina attacking the fortress of Palamidi at Nafplion. Sailing ships.
Watermark
Head of Charioteer of Delphi (Heniokhos), commissioned by Polyzalus, Delphi Archaeological Museum. 
Issuer
Bank of Greece.
Size
144 x 64 mm (Material: Cotton paper)
Printer
Idryma Trapezis Tis Ellados - The Banknote Printing Works of the Bank of Greece (IETA).
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100 drachma
Item Code: 167/gr-2
Year
1978
Obverse
Head of Athena of Piraeus, goddess of wisdom and crafts, war and strategy, and inventions in science, industry, art and agriculture, a bronze statue from an Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, with Medusa's locks visible at her neck. Neoclassical headquarters of the University of Athens.
Reverse
Adamantios Korais, Church of Arkadi Monastery in Crete, a symbol of Greek independence from Turkey.
Size
158 x 67 mm (Material: Cotton paper)
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200 drachma 
Year : 1996
Front: Rigas Velestinlis - Feraios (Rhigas Velestinlis - Phereos) born Antonios Kyriazis; People playing and singing; "The one who thinks freely, thinks well".
Back: ''The Secret School'',after an oil painting by Nikolaos Gyzis.
Watermark: Head of King Philip II of Macedonia.
Dimensions: 130 x 65 mm.





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