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Coin type: Five Lepta

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Lepton)
Year produced1900 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerAlfred Borrel
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

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 inscriptionKPHTIKH 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 inscription5 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
List of 1 coins of type: Five Lepta from Cretan State
Five Lepta 1900 4,000,000 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
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