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Coin: Ten Lepta 1830

CountryGreece CurrencyPhoenix
Face value10 (x Lepton) TypeTen Lepta (Phoenix)
Year1830 CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Mintage1,234,000 (1.2 million)
NameMint markMintage
Aegina Mint No mint mark 1,234,000 (1.2 million)
MaterialCopper DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)15

The obverse of the coin features within a solid or beaded circle a phoenix bird rising from the flames, head to turned 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

At centre, the denomination 10 ΛΕΠΤΑ (10 Lepta) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1830.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Ten Lepta 1830: Known varieties
Souild circle 34,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Ten Lepta 1830: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 8
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 3 (Solid circle)
Ten Lepta 1830: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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List of all (3) coins of type: Greece / Ten Lepta (Phoenix)
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