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Coin: Twenty Lepta 1831
Description

CountryGreece CurrencyPhoenix
Face value20 (x Lepton) TypeTwenty Lepta (Phoenix)
Year1831 CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Mintage2,273,000 (2.3 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Aegina Mint 2,273,000 (2.3 million) No mint mark
MaterialCopper DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)33 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)32
Obverse

The obverse of the coin features 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 20 ΛΕΠΤΑ (20 Lepta) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1831.

Reverse inscription

20 ΛΕΠΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1831

EdgePatterned Edge inscription

None

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Twenty Lepta 1831: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 11
Twenty Lepta 1831: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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