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Coin type: Thirty Lepta

The Obol was equivalent to an English halfpenny and was (after 1834) subdivided into 5 Lepta, so the Thirty Lepta coin was equal to three pennies and is listed as "Three Pence" in some sources.

Coins were minted at the Royal Mint in London and, unlike the rest of the Ionian coinage (or comparable British coinage for that matter), they display the denomination. Total mintage from 1848 through 1862 was 330,720; no mintage figures for individual years are available.

On some coins there is a dot after the date and on some there isn't. However, this doesn't seem to be a mint mark. According to Remick's Guide and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, some of the Ionian coinage was struck at the Ralph Heaton and Sons mint in Birmingham, but there is no indication which. The Greek Wikipedia entry on Ionian coinage only shows Birmingham one Obol (five Lepta) coins.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0419 oz ASW).

CountryIonian Islands CurrencyIonian Obol
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value30 (x Lepton)
Years produced1834 - 1862 CurrentNo (demonetised 1864)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerWilliam Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4000

At centre within an oak wreath, 30; around above, ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ (Ionian State, in Greek). Below, the date.

Obverse inscriptionΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ

Figure of Britannia seated facing right with shield and trident; above, BRITANNIA.

Reverse inscriptionBRITANNIA
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone

References to additional information:

[Book] Atkins, James. 1889. The Coins and Tokens of the Possessions and Colonies of the British Empire. pp 19-20
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins., pp 392-394

Thirty Lepta: Photos

Proof Coin - 30 Lepta, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1862
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY

Proof Coin - 30 Lepta, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1862
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
List of 7 coins of type: Thirty Lepta from Ionian Islands
Thirty Lepta 1834 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1834
Thirty Lepta 1848 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1848.
Thirty Lepta 1849 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1849
Thirty Lepta 1851 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1851
Thirty Lepta 1852 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1852
Thirty Lepta 1857 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1857
Thirty Lepta 1862 unknown ΙΟΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ 1862
Thirty Lepta: Some useful external links
1834-1862 Ionian Islands 30 Lepta KM 35 Prices & Values | NGC