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Blooomberg Editorial

My Humble Opinion:

Those f….king capitalists…

People may be suffering but all they care about is the stock market

Read this short piece of a Bloomberg Editorial for example…

“The possibilities range from runs on European banks to violent rioting in the streets of Athens — or even civil war… a prepackaged, well-managed bankruptcy, not unlike the ones arranged by the Obama administration for General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC in 2009, would be better than letting the chips fall where they may.”

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
Image Taken from UCoins.net website
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$