Tag Archive: Drachmas


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$
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Denomination –  5 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  2000
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Aristoteles – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 5 Drachmas – Hellenic Republic – 2000
Metal – 75% Copper , 25% Nickel
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Theodoros Papagiannis
Catalogue – KM#131
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – Unknown
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 22,50 mm
Weight – 5,50 gr
Interesting Facts –  Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato and Socrates the distinction of being the most famous of the ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, and at the age of 17 he moved to Athens to study at Plato’s Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, first as a student and then as a teacher, and then moved to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became tutor to the king’s young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great
Krause Value – 0,75$