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Coin: Five Lepta 1830
Description

CountryGreece CurrencyPhoenix
Face value5 (x Lepton) TypeFive Lepta (Phoenix)
Year1830 CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Mintage380,000 (380000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Aegina Mint 380,000 (380000) No mint mark
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 solid or beaded 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 1830.

Reverse inscription

5 ΛΕΠΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1830

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Five Lepta 1830: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Souild circle 230,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Five Lepta 1830: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 6
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 2 (Solid circle)
Five Lepta 1830: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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List of all (3) coins of type: Greece / Five Lepta (Phoenix)
Five Lepta 1828 Five Lepta 1830 Five Lepta 1831