1,000 Drachmai

1,000 Drachmai -  obverse1,000 Drachmai -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Greece
Period Second Hellenic Republic (1924-1935)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1926
Value 1,000 Drachmes (1000)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Paper
Size 196 × 92 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 204807
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 100
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Georgios Stavros, founder of the National Bank of Greece.

Lettering:
ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΧΙΛΙΑΙ
ΠΛΗΡΩΤΕΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΙ
ΑΘΗΝΗΣΙ ΤΗ 4 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 1926
Ο ΤΑΜΙΑΣ Ο ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ Ο ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΣ

Translation:
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
BANK OF GREECE
ONE THOUSAND DRACHMAI
PAID ON APPEARANCE
IN ATHENS ON 4th OF NOVEMBER 1926
THE CASHIER THE GOVERNOR THE COMMISSIONER

Reverse

The confronting lionesses posing on both sides of a pillar above the lintel at the Lion Gate at Mycenae.

Lettering:
ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
ΠΥΛΗ ΛΕΟΝΤΩΝ ΜΥΚΗΝΩΝ
ΕΚΔΟΣΙΣ ΠΕΜΠΤΗ

Translation:
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
LION GATE OF MYCENAE
FIFTH ISSUE

Comments

A very rare variation exists. In that variation, on the front side of the note, under the word "Ο ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΣ",  inside the red rectangle, the commissioner's signature is actually present.  The date printed on that banknote is also 4th of November 1926 (4 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 1926).

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1926  5 000 000 23% P#100a: 15-10-1926; Red bar without signature
1926  5 000 000 $ 4.56 75% P#100b: 04-11-1926; Red bar without signature
1926  10% P#100c: 04-11-1926; Red bar with signature. Amount printed included in P#100b.

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