Greece gradually changed the designs of some of its coins from 1986 to 1991. Its decision to become part of the single currency (the euro) probably meant that any further planned changes were abandoned as unnnecessary.
In 1991 Greece introduced a new circulation 100 drachmes coin. The obverse depicted Alexander the Great, whilst the reverse featured the Vergina Sun, the symbol of ancient Macedonia. The new Republic of Macedonia had become independent in 1991, and this coin was designed and issued in 1991, and then dated 1990, as though it was older than the newly founded country. This was an attempt to stop Macedonia ("FYROM") from using the Vergina Sun as the country's symbol.
1 drachme. Lascarina Bouboulina, independence heroine.
2 drachmes. Manto Mavrogenous, independence hero.
20 drachmes. Dionysios Solomos: poet, and author of the lyrics of Greek national anthem.
50 drachmes. Homer.
100 drachmes. Alexander the Great.