Greek Drachma Gold Coins: A Piece of History
Collectors can own their own piece of history with Greek 20 Drachma gold coins. The modern gold coins date back to the 19th Century, but the tradition and values date back to the time of ancient Greece. The 20 Drachma is a romantic addition to any coin collection and contains the old-world standard of coin manufacturing, boasting a .900 grade fineness and weighing 4.5 grams.
Why buy 20 Drachma Gold Coins?
Greek Drachma 20 gold coins are steeped in history and since Greece reverted to the Euro in 2002, no longer produce drachma. Given these iconic coins date back the 9th Century they have a story to tell.
And what a story. The drachma inspired the current monetary system and enables countries to trade with one another all over the world. The modern coins date back to the mid-19th Century, but the old-worldly significance of the drachma is never in doubt.
Design of George I 20 Drachma Gold Coins
The obverse side of the 20 Drachma gold coin features the right-facing profile of King George I of Greece from 1863 until his death in 1913, whilst on the reverse is the original royal coat of arms of Greece featuring a cross inside a shield.
History of King George I Greek Drachma Gold Coins
The Greek Drachma dates back to the days of the ancients and has taken on many subdivisions. The monetary system developed by the Greeks in 800BCE laid the blueprint for the global trade of modern society.
The modern 20 drachma gold coin first made an appearance in 1832 following Greece’s independence from Ottoman rule. The coins contained the old world standard of 5.8 grams of gold and a fineness of .900 and featured the proverbial Phoenix rising from the flames as a symbol of the country’s freedom three years earlier.
When George I came to the throne, the design was updated to feature his right-facing bust. The phoenix was replaced with the Royal Coat of Arms of Greece.
Security of Greek 20 Drachma Gold Coins
The 20 drachma gold coins are unique in their design and the traditions that were used to manufacture these historic coins are so old they cannot be replicated. Anyone fool enough to even attempt producing counterfeit 20 drachma gold coins would not be able to escape the attention of expert checkers like the ones at StoneX Bullion.
Buying and selling Gold Drachma Coins
StoneX Bullion buy and sells gold 20 drachma coins. If you do have any of these rare, iconic coins at your disposal and are looking to cash in on your investment, we offer highly competitive prices. Give us a call and speak to one of our friendly advisers.
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