History of Greek Banknotes
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By studying the numismatic history of a country you can in the same time learn the general history of this country. The collection and the research of banknotes reveal also the beauty of the printing techniques made them. Lithography and intaglio printing give to banknotes high aesthetic value making them works of art.

Greek banknotes have a history of 180 years, starting from 1822 and finishing in 2002 when drachma was replaced by the common European currency, Euro. During these years about 300 different banknotes were issued or circulated in Greece and if you count the varieties, the total number reaches the 400.

This web site presents a large number of Greek banknotes and each banknote is described separately. Due to the large number of images and in order to keep the navigation fast, the quality of the pictures kept in medium levels.

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