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Coin: Five Lepta 1828
Description

CountryGreece CurrencyPhoenix
Face value5 (x Lepton) TypeFive Lepta (Phoenix)
Year1828 CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Mintage400,000 (400000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Aegina Mint No mint mark 400,000 (400000)
MaterialCopper DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)27 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)7.5000
Obverse

The obverse of the coin features within a circle a phoenix bird rising from the flames, head turned to left. Above the head of the phoenix is a cross. Around, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ, with a six-pointed start dividing the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ (translation: Greek State).

αωκαʹ in the old Greek dating system stands for 1821, the year of the Greek uprising which resulted in the birth of the independent state of Greece.

Obverse inscription ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ
Reverse

At centre, the denomination 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ (5 Lepta) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1828.

Reverse inscription

5 ΛΕΠΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1828

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

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Five Lepta 1828: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 2
Five Lepta 1828: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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List of all (3) coins of type: Greece / Five Lepta (Phoenix)
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