Category: 1978


Denomination – 2 Drachmas
Country – Greece
Year – 1978
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Crossed Rifles With Branch
Reverse – Georgios Karaiskakis, Bust left
Metal – Nickel – Brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – L.OrphanosObverse: Nikos Perantinos
Catalogue – ΚΜ#117
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 16,772,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  24,00 mm
Weight – 6,10 gr
Interesting Facts –  Georgios Karaiskakis (1782 – 1827) grew up in poverty and was forced to the mountains as kleftis. He was one of the first to take part in the Greek revolution to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire and his military genius became apparent during the last years of the struggle. He was appointed by the first Greek government as chief marshal of Eastern Greece and made Elefsina as his headquarters. He was killed in a clash with the Turks at Faliro, but he is considered the second most important military figure of the revolution, after Kolokotronis
Krause Value – 1,00$ (Unc)
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Denomination –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1978
Head Of State – Prime Minister Kostantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1978
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 12.010.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.50 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in the Greek War of Independence, notably in the defense of Mesolongion (1822–23) and at Karpenision, where he defeated the Turks with a handful of men but died in battle. 
Krause Value – 1,00$