Bank of Greece

1941-1944

This period was the worst ever for Greece and its difficulties are reflected on the banknotes of that era. During WW2 the Greek economy collapsed and this we can see it on the 1944 banknotes that had face values of billions but without any real value. These banknotes were printed in low quality paper and without any serious security feature. In spite of the low collection value of this issue, these banknotes show how the occupation of Greece by Germany destroyed our country.

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Date
Value
Face View
Back View
Comments
P-168
1/1/1941
(2/1/1945)
50 dr
Although it says 1941, it was circulated after 1944. It's similar with P-107.
Greek State- Fractional Notes
P-316
18/6/1941
50 lepta
Fractional notes issued by the German occupation forces. They lost very soon their value because of the inflation.
P-317
18/6/1941
1 dr
P-318
18/6/1941
2 dr
P-319
18/6/1941
5 dr
Bank of Greece
P-116
10/7/1941
100 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-117
1/10/1941
1000 dr
There are two varieties of the picture title of the back view.
P-119
20/6/1942
5000 dr
There are also banknotes with watermarked paper.
P-118
21/8/1942
1000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-120
29/12/1942
10.000 dr
There are two varieties of the picture title of the back view.
P-121
1/2/1943
50 dr
 
P-122
19/7/1943
5000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-123
12/8/1943
25.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-124
14/1/1944
50.000 dr
From the beginning of 1944 the inflation started to grow very rapidly.
P-125
21/1/1944
100.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-126
20/3/1944
500.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-127
29/6/1944
1.000.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-128
20/7/1944
5.000.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-129
29/7/1944
10.000.000 dr
 
P-130
10/8/1944
25.000.000 dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-131
9/9/1944
200 mil. dr
There are two varieties of serial number. First the letters and then the numbers and vice versa.
P-132
1/10/1944
500 mil. dr
Because of the large amount of printed banknotes and in order to speed up the production the majority of these banknotes has the same serial number. They are not false banknotes.
P-133
11/10/1944
2 bil. dr
P-134
20/10/1944
10 bil.dr
P-135
3/11/1944
100 bil.dr
The highest nominal value of Greek banknotes.