100-DRACHMA NOTE

Theme: Letters of Education and their contribution to the nation’s independence

Main Design:

  • Front: Head of Athena (intaglio printing)
  • Reverse: Adamantios Korais (wet offset printing).
  • Colouring: red
  • Dimensions: 158x67mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of Charioteer of Delphi
  • Security thread

Date of issue: 8 December 1978.

200-DRACHMA NOTE

Theme: Nation’s spiritual preparation for the Greek War of Independence (1821)

Main Design:

  • Front: Rigas Velestinlis Fereos (wet offset printing).
  • Reverse: The Secret School, after an oil painting by Nikolaos Gyzis (wet offset printing).
  • Colouring: orange.
  • Dimensions: 129x65mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of King Philip of Macedonia.
  • Security thread.
  • Randomly distributed security fibres.

Date of issue: 2 September 1996.

500-DRACHMA NOTE

Theme: The first Governor in Greece after the War of Independence (1821) agricultural development

Main Design:

  • Front: Ioannis Capodistrias (intaglio printing).
  • Reverse: The Citadel of Corfu (intaglio printing).
  • Colouring: green
  • Dimensions: 158x72mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of Charioteer of Delphi.
  • Security thread.

Date of issue: 1 February 1983

1000-DRACHMA NOTE

Theme: Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games

Main Design:

  • Front: Head of Apollo (intaglio printing)
  • Reverse: Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia and Discobolus (discus thrower) by Myron (intaglio printing).
  • Colouring: brown
  • Dimensions: 158x77mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of Charioteer of Delphi.
  • Security thread.

Date of issue: 1 July 1987

5000-DRACHMA NOTE

(Circulating alongside the older note of the same denomination. issued on 23 March 1984).

Theme: Greek War of Independence (1821).

Main Design:

  • Front: General Theodoros Kolokotronis (intaglio printing)
  • Reverse: the town of Karytena (wet offset printing).
  • Colouring: deep blue
  • Dimensions: 147x74mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of King Philip of Macedonia.
  • Electrotype watermark.
  • Security thread.
  • Randomly distributed security fibres.

Date of issue: 1 June 1997

10000-DRACHMA NOTE

Theme: Health

Main Design:

  • Front: Dr. George Papanicolaou (intaglio printing)
  • Reverse: Asclepius (intaglio printing)
  • Colouring: purple
  • Dimensions: 153x77mm.

Paper security features:

  • Watermark, head of King Philip of Macedonia.
  • Security thread.
  • Randomly distributed security fibres.

Date of issue: l6 January 1995.

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