|Authority||Zagora agricultural cooperative|
|Issue Start Date||1945|
|Issue End Date||1945|
|This Notes Issue Date||01/07/1945|
|Width in mm||135|
|Height in mm||72|
|Comments||These are not actually banknotes, and are not listed in the SCWPM. They are vouchers issued by the agricultural cooperative in Zagora (located on the East coast of Thessaly). They were not backed by the Bank of Greece but apparently they were temporarily used locally as money due to the shortage of banknotes in 1945. They are all dated 1 July 1945 and were printed with 4 differing amounts – 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 drachmas. Some were also overprinted with higher denominations. All were printed uniface. Most of the notes available to collectors appear to have been remainders. Only ones which are stamped and signed on the back actually circulated.
Although they do not qualify technically as banknotes they are popular with some collectors because they are attractive.
This particular note has a handwritten serial number.
|BNI Banknote Id||69477|
Catalog & Valuation Details
|Source||Catalog # / Reference||Value||Date of Value||Comments|
|Greek Paper Money, Vol.2 by Theodore Pitidis-Poutous||441a|