“Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu

Free guided tours at the exhibition “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, Corfu

ATHENS, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new permanent exhibition entitled “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” is presented at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu.

The Exhibition includes the paper money that was circulated throughout the history of the newly-established Greek State: banknotes, coin notes and related material spanning 180 years of history. At the four halls of the first floor, major events in Greece’s history, which are linked to the numismatic circulation, are presented by means of a timeline. The tour starts with the revolutionary Bond Notes in piastres issued by the Provisional Government of Greece in 1822 and the Phoenix Note issued by Ioannis Kapodistrias in 1831, and is concluded with the last banknotes issued in Drachma, which was withdrawn in 2002 with the introduction of the Euro.

Throughout June 2016 , free guided tours of the exhibition will be offered, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00.

For more information and reservations for the tours:
Ms Nella Boua
Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank
Aghiou Spyridonos Square (Iroon Kypriakou Agonos Square)
Tel.: +30 266 104 1552


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