Greek 100 drachma coins

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 the Great.

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 100 drachma coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:

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100 drachmas - Pole vault - Series C

XIII Paneuropean Games - Athens 1982
The 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 Games and finally to the return of the athletes to Athens in 1892.
Pole vaulting is a field ...

Krause - Mishler #136
Diameter 24 mm
Weight 5.78 gr
Composition 0.9000 Silver .1672 oz. ASW
Edge Reeded
Other information Engraver: Th. Papagiannis
Year Mintage Price Shop
1982 - Uncirculated 150,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek 100 drachmas coin /images/currency/KM200/KM135_1982b.jpg
100 drachmas - High jump - Series B

XIII Paneuropean Games - Athens 1982
The 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 Games and finally to the return of the athletes to Athens in 1892.
The high jump predated ...

Krause - Mishler #135
Diameter 24 mm
Weight 5.78 gr
Composition 0.9000 Silver .1672 oz. ASW
Edge Reeded
Other information Engraver: Th. Papagiannis
Year Mintage Price Shop
1982 - Uncirculated 150,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek 100 drachmas coin /images/currency/KM200/KM125_1981b.jpg
100 drachmas - Long jump - Series A

XIII Paneuropean Games - Athens 1982
The 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 Games and finally to the return of the athletes to Athens in 1892.
The long jump was one of ...

Krause - Mishler #125
Diameter 24 mm
Weight 5.78 gr
Composition 0.9000 Silver .1672 oz. ASW
Edge Reeded
Other information Engraver: Th. Papagiannis
Year Mintage Price Shop
1981 - Uncirculated 30,000 pieces - View
Obverse of Greek 100 drachmas coin /images/currency/KM100/KM94_1970a.jpg
100 drachmas - Military coup of April 21, 1967

In April 1967 a military coup led by Col. George Papadopoulos seized power, suspended the constitution and dissolved the Parliament. This coin commemorates the event, using the mythical bird Phoenix which is reborn from its ashes to symbolize the rebirth of Greece behind an armed soldier. The coup lasted for 7 years and ended with the invasion of Cyprus ...

Krause - Mishler #94
Diameter 38 mm
Weight 25 gr
Composition 0.835 Silver .6712 oz. ASW, remainder copper
Edge Milled
Other information Engraver: E. Kelaidis
Year Mintage Price Shop
1970 - Uncirculated 50,000 pieces € 110.00 Buy
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