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Coin: Two Lepta 1900

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Face value2 (x Lepton) TypeTwo Lepta
Year1900 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage793,079 (793079)
NameMint markMintage
Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Letter A 793,079 (793079)
MaterialBronze DesignerAlfred Borrel
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

At centre, crown (identical with the crown of earlier coins of the Kingdom of Greece). Around, KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία - Cretan State, in Greek). Below the crown in small letters, Α ΒΟΡΡΕΛ (the designer's name A [Alfred] Borrel in Greek transliteration). Below, the date 1900. To the left of the date, a small cornucopia - privy mark of the Director of the Paris Mint. To the right of the date, a torch - privy mark of Henri-Auguste Patey, chief engraver of the Paris Mint 1896 - 1926.

Obverse inscription KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900

Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 2 ΛEΠTA (2 Λεπτά - 2 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Two Lepta 1900: Known varieties
Copper-nickel unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Lepta 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 2
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# Pn1 (Copper-nickel)
Two Lepta 1900: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Copper-nickel
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