The Banknote Museum of Greece

Local nameThe Banknote Museum of Greece
LocationCorfu, Greece

The Banknote Museum of Alpha Bank is a museum located in Corfu, Greece.It exhibits an almost complete collection of the Greek currencies from 1822 to present, about 2000 items. It includes the first treasury bonds issued by the newly liberated Greek State in 1822. It also shows the replacement of the drachma by the euro in 2002. Exhibits include sketches, essays, and printing plates of Greek banknotes. One of its rarest holdings is the 1860 "colonata".The museum was established in 1981 by the Ionian Bank. It is housed at the former Ionian Bank building, designed by Corfiote architect Ioannis Chronis in about 1840. In 2000 Ionian Bank merged with Alpha Bank. The Banknote Museum was renovated and was reopened in 2005. An additional exhibit hall was added showcasing "Ionian Bank Limited,which was a British venture and the first bank to operate in Greek territory. The museum collection is considered one of the most complete of its kind in the world.

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Official Website

Phone +30 2661041552

Address Vouthrotou Corfu 49100, Greece

Coordinates 39°37'31.412" N 19°55'23.05" E

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