Greece - 2 euros 2011 (XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games)
Belgium - 2 euros 2014 (The Great War Centenary)
Italy - 2 euros 2014 (200° Anniversary of the Carabinieri)
Belgium - 2 euros 2011 (1st Centenary of the International Women's Day)
The name drachma is derived from the verb dratto ("to grasp"), as initially a drachma was a fistful (a "grasp") of
six oboloi (metal sticks), which were used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC. The 5th century BC Athenian
tetradrachmon ("four drachmae") coin was the most widely used coin in the Greek world prior to the time of Alexander
After Alexander the Great's conquests, the name drachma was used in many of the Hellenistic kingdoms in the Middle
East, including the Ptolemaic kingdom in Alexandria. The Arabic unit of currency known as dirham known from pre-Islamic
times and afterwards, inherited its name from the drachma; the dirham is still the name of the official currencies of
Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. The Armenian dram also derives its name from the drachma.
The following 250 drachma coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
XIII Paneuropean Games - Athens 1982The spirit of the Olympic Games is capsured in this unique collection of Greek legal tender coins. The coins trace the history of the games, from their birth in ancient Greece to their revival in the 1896 Olympic ...
Greek Drachma Coins