Bimetallic Coin - The Drachma Of 1832
Bimetallic Coin - The Drachma Of 1832
Bimetallic Coin - The Drachma Of 1832
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Bimetallic Coin - The Drachma Of 1832

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The Drachma of 1832
By virtue of King Otto’s Royal Decree of 8 February 1833, the drachma replaced the phoenix and, in August 1833, public revenue offices were explicitly prohibited from accepting Ottoman currency. As stipulated in the same decree, the drachma was to be issued in gold, silver and copper. In a similar vein, the capital was moved from Nafplion to Athens, in order to symbolically reconnect with Greece’s glorious past.

The Athens Royal Mint started operations in 1836, but until 1841 only minted the drachma’s copper subdivisions. The minting of silver coins began in 1842. Gold drachmas were minted only in large denominations (20 or 40 drachmas), in a limited edition. By virtue of the Royal Decree of 12 July 1843, the exclusive right to issue drachma notes was granted to the newly founded National Bank of Greece, which maintained this privilege until the establishment of the Bank of Greece in 1928.


  • Nominal Value: 5€
  • Diameter: 27.25 mm
  • Weight: 9 gr
  • Edge shape: plain
  • Edge thickness: 2.20 mm
  • Metal: CuNi25CuNi19, polymer ring
  • Maximum issue: 125,000 pieces
  • Minting quality: Brilliant uncirculated
  • Coin designed by: George Stamatopoulos
  • Packaging artwork: Commercial and Value Document Printing Section
  • Minted at: Bank of Greece/Printing Works Department
  • Packaging: Coin Card Blister


  • Alloy: silver 900%, copper 100%
  • Mint: Munich
  • Engraver: Carl – Friedrich Voigt
  • Weight: 4.477gr, Diameter: 22 mm
  • Year: 1833

The coins are bimetallic Cu Ni with an inner polymer ring in blue colour. The bimetallic coins may be purchased individually, each in a blister case.

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