New permanent exhibition opens at Corfu’s Banknote Museum

A new permanent exhibition entitled “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” has opened its doors at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu, Greece.

The museum’s collection includes the complete series of paper money that circulated throughout the history of the newly-established Greek State, including banknotes, coins and related numismatic 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 museum’s collection includes the complete series of paper money that circulated throughout the history of the Greek State, including banknotes, coins and related numismatic material spanning 180 years of history.

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. The tour concludes with the last banknotes issued in Drachma, which was withdrawn in 2002 with the introduction of the Euro.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.

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