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Coin: One Phoenix 1828
Description

CountryGreece CurrencyPhoenix
Face value1 (x Phoenix) TypeOne Phoenix
Year1828 CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Mintage12,000 (12000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Aegina Mint Anchor and chain 12,000 (12000)
Material0.9430 Silver DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.8700
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.

Divided by the "αωκα" inscription, an anchor and a chain - the privy mark of the Aegina Mint.

Obverse inscription ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ
Reverse

At centre, the denomination 1 ΦΟΙΝΙΞ (1 Phoenix) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1828.

Reverse inscription

1 ΦΟΙΝΙΞ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1828

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

One Phoenix 1828: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 4
One Phoenix 1828: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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