Category: 1980’s


Denomination –  1 Drachma
Country –  Greece
Year –  1984
Head Of State – Prime Minister Andreas G. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Full Masted Ship At Sea
Reverse – Konstantinos Kanaris bust left
Metal – Nickel – Brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Nikos Perantinos
Catalogue – KM#116
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 33.665.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  21,00 mm
Weight – 4,10 gr
Interesting Facts – 
Krause Value – 1,00$ Unc
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Denomination –  10 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1982
Head Of State – Prime Minister Andreas G. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Atom Design, Inscriptions “Ελληνική Δημοκρατία” –  “10 Δραχμές”, Date: 1982
Reverse – Head Of Democritus Left, Inscription “Δημόκριτος”
Metal – Copper 75%  – Nickel 25%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Th.Papagiannis – L.Orfanos
Catalogue –  KM #132
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 35.539.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  26.00 mm
Weight – 7.60 gr
Interesting Facts –  Democritus (460 – 370 BC) was a Greek philosopher, who developed the atomic theory of the universe, which had been originated by his mentor, the philosopher Leucippus. Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace. He wrote extensively, but only fragments of his works remain. According to his exposition of the atomic theory of matter, all things are composed of minute, invisible, indestructible particles of pure matter (atoma, “indivisibles”), which move about eternally in infinite empty space (kenon, “the void”)
Krause Value – 1,00$
Denomination –  1 Drachma
Country –  Greece
Year –  1988
Head Of State – Prime Minister Andreas G. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Lascarina Bouboulina (1783-1825) bust left, surrounded with legend indicating her name in Greek (Λ.Μπουμπουλίνα)
Reverse – Face Value 1 Drachma – Inscription (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) Hellenic Republic – 1988 – Anthemion – Full Masted Corvette At Sea
Metal – Copper 99,98, Phosphorus 0,02
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Kostas Kazakos
Catalogue –  KM #150
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – 36.707.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.80 gr
Interesting Facts –  The figure that dominated the naval operations of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) was Laskarina Bouboulina. When her second Spetsiot husband, D. Bouboulis, was killed during a battle with Algerian pirate ships in 1811, Bouboulina took over his trading operations and the preparation for the revolution.
She became a member of “Filiki Etaireia”, a secret organization which was preparing the revolution all over Europe and had the “Agamemnon”, her flagship, and three more war ships built at her own expense. Her fleet took part in many naval battles and dominated the Aegean creating probelms to the, by far superior, Turkish fleet
Krause Value – 0,50$
Denomination –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1980
Head Of State – Prime Minister George I. Rallis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1980
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 6.682.000
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 – 1,25$