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Coin: Two Lepta 1900
Description

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

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
Reverse

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

2 ΛEΠTA

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Two Lepta 1900: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Copper-nickel unknown (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
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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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