Five Lepta, Coin Type from Cretan State - detailed information

Five Lepta, Coin Type from Cretan State (issued 1900 - 1900)
Coin TypeFive Lepta

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.


At centre, crown (identical with the crown of earlier coins of the Kingdom of Greece). Around, KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία - Cretan State, in Greek). Below the crown in small letters, Α ΒΟΡΡΕΛ (the designer's name A [Alfred] Borrel in Greek transliteration). Below, the date. To the left of the date, a small cornucopia - privy mark of the Director of the Paris Mint. To the right of the date, a torch - privy mark of Henri-Auguste Patey, chief engraver of the Paris Mint 1896 - 1926.

Obverse Inscription KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900

Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 5 ΛEΠTA (5 Λεπτά - 5 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse Inscription 5 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Lepta - (1) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Lepta 1900 4,000,000 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Five Lepta: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Face Value5 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)