50 Drachmai

50 Drachmai -  obverse50 Drachmai -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
King George II (1922-1924,1935-1947)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1939
Value 50 Drachmai (50)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Paper
Size 73 × 143 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 107
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Head of Hesiod at left, White Tower of Thessaloniki at lower center, sailing boat at lower right.

Lettering:
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
50 50
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΝΤΑ

ΠΛΗΡΩΤΕΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗ. ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΙ
ΑΘΗΝΗΣΙ Τη. 1η ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 1939

Ο ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ (signature of Emmanuel Tsouderos)
Ο ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΗΣ (signature of Andreas Papadimitriou)

Translation:
Bank of Greece
50 50
Fifty Drachmai

Paid on appearance
Athens on the 1st of January 1939

CHIEF OFFICER (signature of Emmanuel Tsouderos)
MANAGER (signature of Andreas Papadimitriou)

Reverse

Marble bas-relief of Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis in the meeting of gods, from the east frieze of Parthenon in Athens.

Lettering:
50 50
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
ΕΚΔΟΣΙΣ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΝΤΑ

Translation:
50 50
Bank of Greece
Second issue
Fifty Drachmai

Watermark

Head of a young male

Comments

Printed by Thomas De La Rue and Co. Ltd.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939  1.44 1.84 1.32 100% P#107a - 01.01.1939
1939  0% P#107s - Specimen

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