The drachma was Greece's national currency from 1833 to 1 January 2002, when euro banknotes and coins were put into circulation in Greece, at the same time as in the other euro area countries.

On 28 February 2002, the transition to the euro was completed, drachma banknotes and coins ceased to be legal tender and were replaced by euro banknotes and coins.

Looking back at the history of the banknote and coin issues, we embark on a journey through Greece’s history, as depicted on drachma banknotes and coins, designed by the painters and engravers of the time.

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