King George II

1922 - 1924, 1935 - 1947

king george the second

George II (July 20, 1890 - April 1, 1947), King of the Hellenes (Greece) ruled from 1922-1924 and 1935-1947.
George II was born at Tatoi, near Athens, the son of Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (August 2, 1868 - January 11, 1923) and his wife, Queen Sophie (June 14, 1870 - January 13, 1932).
He married, on February 27, 1921 at Bucharest, Princess Elisabeth of Romania ( October 12 1894 - November 14, 1956), daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and Princess Marie of Edinburgh. They had no children, and were divorced on July 6, 1935.
He succeeded to the Greek throne on his father's abdication, September 27, 1922. In late 1923 he was asked by the government to leave Greece "on leave" while the National Assembly considered the question of the future form of government. He complied and left for an exile to Romania, later living in Great Britain. He was officially deposed when a republic was proclaimed on March 25, 1924. He was restored to the throne, November 3, 1935, but again left Greece following the German invasion, April 23, 1941. This time he went into exile to Great Britain. He was recalled to the throne September 28, 1946.
George II died of a sudden heart attack in the Royal Palace in Athens on April 1, 1947.

Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1940 200 Birmingham 20 Drachmas king george II coins - 20 drachmas 1940 gold king george II coins - 20 drachmas 1940 gold Engraver:
O. Steinberger
F. Kovacs
Metal:
Gold


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1940 140 Birmingham 100 Drachmas king george II coins - 100 drachmas 1940 gold king george II coins - 100 drachmas 1940 gold Engraver:
O. Steinberger
F. Kovacs
Metal:
Gold


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1940 500 Birmingham 100 Drachmas king george II coins - 100 drachmas 1940 silver king george II coins - 100 drachmas 1940 silver Engraver:
O. Steinberger
F. Kovacs
Metal:
Silver

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