Tag Archive: 20 drachmas


Denomination –  20 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1976
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The Parthenon, Inscription (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) “Hellenic Republic”, Date 1976, 20 Drachmas
Reverse – Pericles wearing helmet (head left)
Metal – Copper – Aluminium – Nickel
Condition – Uncirculated – PCGS Certified and Graded MS-66
Creator –Theodoros Papagiannis (Obv) – L.Orfanos (Rev)
Catalogue – KM#120
Edge – Lettered  ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ “Hellenic Republic” followed by a star
Mintage – 17,825,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 29,00  mm
Weight – 11,15 gr
Interesting Facts – The 20 drachma coin has been issued for 1976-1978-1980-1982- 1984-1984-1988.For the 1982 issue, three Varieties exist as to the number of flutings and reedings in the columns of the Temple.In order of rareness these varieties are:
Five Flutings and Six Reedings
Four Flutings and Five Reedings
Seven Flutings and Eight Reedings
In contrast to the then usual practice,at 1976, the 50 lepta up to the 20 Drachma coins beared the denomination, the date of minting and the inscription Greek Democracy on the obverse, as provided for in the Decree, whereas the device on the reverse
Krause Value – 5.00$ (MS-66 price may be a bit higher since prices depend on grade)
Denomination –  20 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1973
Head Of State – Military Junta – King Constantine II
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The goddess Selene on horseback waving as she emerges from the sea, the date to left and a dolphin to right. Wide rim with continuous wave design at rear hoof
Reverse – The inscription: “• ΒΑCΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗC ΕΛΛΑΔΟC •”, in centre a soldier, phoenix, the inscription “21 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 1967” below and the denomination “20 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ” below.
Metal – Copper 92% – Aluminium 6% – Nickel 2%
Condition – Extremely Fine
Creators – N.Perantinos (Nymph) – V.Falireas (Phoenix)
Catalogue – KM#111.3
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 3,092,087 (for 3 types)
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  32,00 mm 
Weight –  11,95 gr
Interesting Facts – The main difference between varieties of this coin is its rim. For this type the rim is wide
Krause Value – 2,00 $  (XF) – 10,00$ (Unc)