Banknote Index


Country Greece
Authority Provisional Government of Greece
Currency Grossi
Denomination 250
Issue Start Date 1822
Issue End Date 1825
This Notes Issue Date 1823
Type Normal
Material Paper
Width in mm 139
Height in mm 161
Comments This note is a bond, not a banknote proper. In 1822 the Provisional Government of Greece issued bonds to raise a loan of 5 million piastres in order to pay its costs for the war of independence. However its wording specifically states that it is to be used in the purchase of national lands and that it is to be accepted in place of cash (meaning coins). It was therefore an attempt to establish a form of paper-based currency.
Source John Minucos
BNI Banknote Id 63689

Catalog & Valuation Details

SourceCatalog # / ReferenceValueDate of ValueComments
12th Ed SCWPM General Issues P-0002    
Greek Paper Money, Vol.1 by Theodore Pitidis-Poutous €800.00 2000 XF 
Greece, 250 Grossi, P2, 2