Cretan State: Coin Five Lepta 1900 - detailed information

Cretan State: Coin Five Lepta 1900
CoinFive Lepta 1900

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

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 1900. 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
Edge InscriptionNone
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Five Lepta 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeFive Lepta
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value5 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million)
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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Five Lepta 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 3