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Poster (detail) of the new permanent exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence

New Permanent Exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence”

The new permanent exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu entitled “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” will be presented on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

The Banknote Museum is housed on the first floor of the listed building in which the first Branch of the Ionian Bank in Corfu operated in 1840.

The Museum’s Collection includes the paper money that was circulated throughout the history of the newly-established Greek State: banknotes, coin notes and related material spanning 180 years of history.

At the Museum’s permanent exhibition area, major events in Greece’s history, which are linked to the numismatic circulation, are presented by means of a timeline. The tour starts with the revolutionary Bond Notes in piastres issued by the Provisional Government of Greece in 1822 and the Phoenix Note issued by Ioannis Kapodistrias in 1831, and is concluded with the last banknotes issued in Drachma, which was withdrawn in 2002 with the introduction of the Euro.

Scheduled visits and guided tours are offered at the permanent exhibition area.

Admission is free.