Jeremy S. writes: I work at a boys and girls club in Canada. Would you please answer this question for one of my kids writing a book report on a 1980 Greek coin. We need all the information on this coin that on the tails side has two old fashion muskets forming a cross, and what appears to be an olive branch in the middle. There is also a “2” on the bottom of the coin. Please answer for we don’t even know the denomination or value of this coin.
You have a 1980 Greece 2 Drachmes (nickel-brass composition). The coin shows cross rifles on the obverse and a portrait of the patriot, Georgios Karaiskakis. 45,955,000 pieces were struck. Greek has a different alphabet than English and one has to know the letters to sound out the legends. The coin is a common circulating coin in Greece. Current exchange rate: 253.84 Greek Drachmai=Can$1.
Some things one might research for a book report on a 1980 Greek 2 Drachmes.
- What do the Greek People call their country?
- Who was Georgios Karaiskakis?
- What can you buy in Greece for 2 Drachmes?
- Write out the Greek alphabet and show how each letter sounds in
- Which letters have the same sounds and appearance as English Letters?
- Which letters are different?
- Name some English words that have Greek origins.