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50 Drachmen old Greece Money

50 Drachmen old Greece Money Stock Photo

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Ludger Vorfeld / Alamy Stock Photo

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3872 x 5197 px | 32.8 x 44 cm | 12.9 x 17.3 inches | 300dpi

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9 November 2008

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Drachma, pl. drachmas or drachmae (δραχμή, pl. δραχμές or δραχμαί (until 1982)) is the name of the currency used in Greece during several periods in its history: 1. An ancient Greek currency unit found in many Greek city states from Classical times on, as well as in many of Alexander's successor states and South-West Asian kingdoms during the Hellenistic era. 2. Three modern Greek currencies, the first introduced in 1832 and the last replaced by the euro in 2001 (at the rate of 340.750 drachma to the euro). The euro did not begin circulating until 2002 but the exchange rate was fixed on 19 June 2000, with legal introduction of the euro taking place in January 2002.

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