Currency of Greece 1000 Greek Drachmas banknote 1987 Apollon of Olympia
Bank of Greece - Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος
Theme: Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Obverse: Bust of Apollon of Olympia. On the bottom left center, Ancient Greek silver coin, Tetradrachm from Olympia, Elis (Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus & Reverse: Eagle standing right on Ionic capital).
Reverse: Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia and Discobolus by Myron of Eleutherae (discus thrower).
Dimensions: 158 x 77 mm.
Paper security features:
Watermark: Head of Charioteer of Delphi (Heniokhos), commissioned by tyrant Polyzalus, Delphi Archaeological Museum.
(The Charioteer, also known as Heniokhos (the rein-holder), is one of the best-known statues surviving from Ancient Greece, and is considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze statues. The life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi, and it is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.)
Security thread. Randomly distributed security fibres.
Printer: Idryma Trapezis tis Ellados - The Banknote Printing Works of the Bank of Greece (IETA).
Date of issue: 1 July 1987
On January 1, 2002, the Greek drachma was officially replaced as the circulating currency by the euro. Following the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, drachma notes and coins ceased to be legal tender on 28 February 2002. Drachma banknotes exchanged for euro at the Bank of Greece until 1st March 2012. The exchange rate was fixed at 340.75 drachmas to 1 euro.
1000 Greek Drachmas: equivalent in Euro - 2.93 Euro