FRACTIONAL NOTES

When the state wasn't able to cut coins it printed these small notes calling fractional notes. This happened four times in Greece 1917-1925, 1940-1941, 1944-1945 and early 1950's. There was also a case in late of 19th century but those notes were issued by private banks. In all other cases we can see that the issued authority is the Kingdom of Greece, "Βασίλειον της Ελλάδος". In the 1941 fractional notes the authority isn't the kingdom but the Greek state because in that year the Germans occupied Greece and the King left from Greece.

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Date
Value
Face View
Back View
Comments
P-301
21/12/1885 (1917)
1 dr
Red overprint on the 1 and 2 drachmas of National Bank of 1885 (B' type): "Law 991 of 1917". These were provisional issues until the notes of Bradbury Wilkinson circulated later.
P-302
21/12/1885 (1917)
2 dr
P-308
27/10/1917 (1918)
1 dr
Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson.
P-310
27/10/1917 (1918)
2 dr
P-305
ND (1918)
1 dr
Printed by the Aspioti brothers in Corfu.
P-307
ND (1918)
2 dr
P-312
14/6/1918
5 dr
Never circulated.
P-303
ND
(1920)
50 lepta
There are also strip of five.
P-313
ND (1922)
10 lepta
Strange but it's banknote! Printed in sheet of 50.
P-309
ND (1922)
1 dr
Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson.
P-311
ND (1922)
2 dr
P-304
ND (1924)
1 dr
Printed by the Aspioti brothers in Corfu.
P-306
ND (1924)
2 dr
P-314
6/4/1940
10 dr
It replaced the silver 10 dr coin of 1930.
P-315
6/4/1940
20 dr
It replaced the silver 20 dr coin of 1930.
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
P-320
9/11/1944
1 dr
These are the first postwar drachmas. They're fractional notes circulated instead of coins. One postwar drachma was equal to 50 billion older drachmas!
P-321
15/1/1945
5 dr
P-322
9/11/1944
10 dr
P-323
9/11/1944
20 dr
P-324a P-324b
10/7/1950 and 1/11/1953
100 dr
We can find them with two dates: 10/7/1950 and 1/11/1953. They're replaced with coins in 1954.
P-325a P-325b
10/7/1950 and 1/11/1953
500 dr
P-326a P-326b
10/7/1950 and 1/11/1953
1000 dr