Third Hellenic Republic

1974 - 2001

third hellenic republic

The current Third Hellenic Republic was declared in 1974 during the period of metapolitefsi, after the end of the Regime of the Colonels which had controlled Greece since the coup d'etat of 21 April 1967.
The Junta had already held a staged plebiscite to abolish the monarchy on 29 July 1973, and passed a new Constitution which established a presidential republic (with junta ringleader Georgios Papadopoulos as President). This short-lived attempt at controlled democratization was ended by Brigadier Dimitrios Ioannides' overthrow of Papadopoulos in November 1973. The Republic was maintained, but was nothing more than a façade for the military regime.
After the fall of the regime and the return to civilian rule in August 1974 however, the legal and constitutional acts of the junta were deemed invalid, and a new plebiscite was held on December 13, 1974, which finally abolished the monarchy. A new Constitution, promulgated on 11 June 1975, declared Greece a presidential parliamentary democracy (or republic – the Greek can be translated both ways). This constitution, revised in 1985 and 2001, is still in force today.

Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 2.790.000 Athens 10 Lepta greek coins - 10 lepta 1978 greek coins - 10 lepta 1978

Engraver:
T. Papayannis
L. Orfanos

1978 797.000 Athens 10 Lepta


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 2.514.000 Athens 20 Lepta greek coins - 20 lepta 1978 greek coins - 20 lepta 1978

Engraver:
T. Papayannis
L. Orfanos

1978 803.000 Athens 20 Lepta


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 32.311.000 Athens 50 Lepta greek coins - 50 lepta 1978 greek coins - 50 lepta 1978

Engraver:
N. Perantinos

1978 13.348.000 Athens 50 Lepta
1980 7.182.000 Athens 50 Lepta
1982 3.365.000 Athens 50 Lepta
1984 1.207.000 Athens 50 Lepta
1986 399.000 Athens 50 Lepta


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 55.588.000 Athens 1 Drachma greek coins - 1 drachma 1978 greek coins - 1 drachma 1978

Type: I
Engraver:
N. Perantinos
L. Orfanos

1978 47.879.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1980 53.003.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1982 54.286.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1984 66.661.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1986 45.956.000 Athens 1 Drachma


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1988 69.170.000 Athens 1 Drachma greek coins - 1 drachma 1998 greek coins - 1 drachma 1998

Type: II
Engraver:
K. Kazakos

1990 36.170.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1992 5.095.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1994 351.000 Athens 1 Drachma
1998 543.000 Athens 1 Drachma
2000 1.203.000 Athens 1 Drachma


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 48.516.000 Athens 2 Drachmas greek coins - 2 drachmas 1978 greek coins - 2 drachmas 1978

Type: I
Engraver:
N. Perantinos
L. Orfanos

1978 44.852.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1980 45.955.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1982 64.216.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1984 66.661.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1986 41.218.000 Athens 2 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1988 56.531.000 Athens 2 Drachmas greek coins - 2 drachmas 1998 greek coins - 2 drachmas 1998

Type: II
Engraver:
K. Kazakos

1990 45.729.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1992 2.987.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1994 254.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
1998 499.000 Athens 2 Drachmas
2000 1.292.000 Athens 2 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 50.615.000 Athens 5 Drachmas greek coins - 5 drachmas 1978 greek coins - 5 drachmas 1978

Engraver:
T. Papayannis

1978 34.747.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1980 33.701.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1982 42.647.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1984 57.401.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1986 47.316.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1988 32.728.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1990 60.624.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1992 21.104.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1994 18.734.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
1998 17.760.000 Athens 5 Drachmas
2000 4.451.000 Athens 5 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 44.176.000 Athens 10 Drachmas greek coins - 10 drachmas 1978 greek coins - 10 drachmas 1978

Engraver:
T. Papayannis
L. Orfanos

1978 31.185.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1980 18.298.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1982 33.539.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1984 48.851.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1986 46.999.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1988 44.525.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1990 59.533.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1992 16.819.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1994 59.250.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
1998 33.604.000 Athens 10 Drachmas
2000 17.795.000 Athens 10 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1976 32.348.000 Athens 20 Drachmas greek coins - 20 drachmas 1978 greek coins - 20 drachmas 1978

Type: I
Engraver:
T. Papayannis
L. Orfanos

1978 21.053.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1980 17.562.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1982 24.299.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1984 30.140.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1986 17.404.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1988 64.287.000 Athens 20 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1990 60.299.000 Athens 20 Drachmas greek coins - 20 drachmas 1998 greek coins - 20 drachmas 1998

Type: II
Engraver:
K. Kazakos

1992 18.645.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1994 27.640.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1998 26.419.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
2000 17.048.000 Athens 20 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1980 32.251.000 Athens 20 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachma 1980 greek coins - 50 drachma 1980

Type: I
Engraver:
V. Sampatakos

1982 18.899.000 Athens 20 Drachmas
1984 16.842.000 Athens 20 Drachmas


Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1986 17.404.000 Athens 50 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachmas 1988 greek coins - 50 drachmas 1988

Type: II
Engraver:
K. Kazakos

1988 64.287.000 Athens 50 Drachmas
1990 60.299.000 Athens 50 Drachmas
1992 18.645.000 Athens 50 Drachmas
1994 12.643.000 Athens 50 Drachmas
1998 21.419.000 Athens 50 Drachmas
2000 17.048.000 Athens 50 Drachmas


150th Anniversary of the Greek Constitution
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1994 7.500.000 Athens 50 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachmas kalergis
Kallergis
greek coins - 50 drachmas kalergis

Engraver:
V. Sampatakos
M. Antonatou

1994 7.500.000 Athens 50 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachmas makrigiannis
Makrigiannis
greek coins - 50 drachmas makrigiannis

Engraver:
N. Nikolaou
M. Antonatou



Year of Rigas Feraios and Dionysios Solomos
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1998 2.500.000 Athens 50 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachmas feraios
Feraios
greek coins - 50 drachmas feraios

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos

1998 2.500.000 Athens 50 Drachmas greek coins - 50 drachmas solomos
Solomos
greek coins - 50 drachmas solomos

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos



Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1990 949.000 Athens 100 Drachmas greek coins - 100 drachmas 1998 greek coins - 100 drachmas 1998

Engraver:
V. Sampatakos

1992 129.985.000 Athens 100 Drachmas
1994 133.670.000 Athens 100 Drachmas
1998 6.985.000 Athens 100 Drachmas
2000 17.563.000 Athens 100 Drachmas


6th World Track Championship
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1997 5.000.000 Athens 100 Drachmas greek coins - 100 drachmas 1997 greek coins - 100 drachmas 1997

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos



13th World Basketball Championship
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1998 5.000.000 Athens 100 Drachmas greek coins - 100 drachmas 1998 greek coins - 100 drachmas 1998

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos



Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championship
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1999 5.000.000 Athens 100 Drachmas greek coins - 100 drachmas 1999 greek coins - 100 drachmas 1999

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos



World Weightlifting Championship
Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
1999 5.000.000 Athens 100 Drachmas greek coins - 100 drachmas 1999 greek coins - 100 drachmas 1999

Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos



Year Value Mint Quantity Face View Back View Comments
2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas the stadium - 500 drachmas 2000 the stadium - 500 drachmas 2000

The Stadium
Engraver:
T. Papagiannis
P. Gravvalos

2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas The Olympic Lighting Ceremony - 500 drachmas 2000 The Olympic Lighting Ceremony - 500 drachmas 2000

The Olympic Lighting Ceremony
Engraver:
K. Kazakos
P. Gravvalos

2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas The Olympic Winner Diagoras - 500 drachmas 2000 The Olympic Winner Diagoras - 500 drachmas 2000

The Olympic Winner Diagoras
Engraver:
T. Papagiannis
P. Gravvalos

2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas Pierre de Coubertin - Demetrius Vikelas - 500 drachmas 2000 Pierre de Coubertin - Demetrius Vikelas - 500 drachmas 2000

Pierre de Coubertin - Demetrius Vikelas
Engraver:
K. Kazakos
P. Gravvalos

2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas The Olympic Winner Spyros Louis - 500 drachmas 2000 The Olympic Winner Spyros Louis - 500 drachmas 2000

The Olympic Winner Spyros Louis
Engraver:
K. Kazakos
P. Gravvalos

2000 4.000.000 Athens 500 Drachmas The 1896 Medal - 500 drachmas 2000 The 1896 Medal - 500 drachmas 2000

The 1896 Medal
Engraver:
G. Stamatopoulos
P. Gravvalos


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