Twenty Lepta, Coin Type from Cretan State - detailed information

Twenty Lepta, Coin Type from Cretan State (issued 1900 - 1900)
Coin TypeTwenty 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 InscriptionKPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900

Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 20 ΛEΠTA (20 Λεπτά - 20 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse Inscription20 ΛEΠTA
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Twenty Lepta (1)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Lepta 1900 1,250,000 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Twenty Lepta: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Face Value20 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)21.3000
Mass (g)