50 Drachmai

Features

Issuer Greece
Issuing bank Bank of Greece
King George II (1922-1924, 1935-1947)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1941
Value 50 Drachmai
Currency Second modern drachma (1944-1953)
Composition Paper
Size 147 × 71 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 206315
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 168
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

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

Script: Greek

Lettering:
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
50 50
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΝΤΑ

ΠΛΗΡΩΤΕΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗ. ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΙ
ΑΘΗΝΗΣΙ Τη. 1η ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 1941

Ο ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ
Ο ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΗΣ

Translation:
Bank of Greece
50 50
Fifty Drachmai

Paid on appearance
Athens on the 1st of January 1941

GOVERNOR (signature of Kyriakos Varvaresos)
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.

Script: Greek

Lettering:
50 50
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
ΕΚΔΟΣΙΣ ΤΡΙΤΗ
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ ΠΕΝΤΗΚΟΝΤΑ

Translation:
50 50
Bank of Greece
Third issue
Fifty Drachmai

Watermark

Head of a young male

Printer

De La Rue (Thomas de la Rue, Thomas De La Rue & Co., TDLR), London, United Kingdom (1821-date)

Comments

This note was printed by Thomas de la Rue & Co. in London, however, there is no imprint.

This note was put into circulation in 1945.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941-Jan-01  20 000 000 97%
1941-Jan-01  0% Specimen.

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