Home / Coins by Country / Coins from Cretan State / One Lepton 1900

Detailed information about Coin: One Lepton 1900 from Cretan State

Coin: One Lepton 1900

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Face value1 (x Lepton) TypeOne Lepton
Year1900 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage289,283 (289283)
NameMint markMintage
Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Letter A 289,283 (289283)
MaterialBronze DesignerAlfred Borrel
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)15 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 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 1 ΛEΠTON (1 Λεπτόν - 1 Lepton; earlier Greek orthography was Lepton, later changed to Lepto). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse inscription1 ΛEΠTON
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Lepton 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 1
One Lepton 1900: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (2) coins of type: Cretan State / One Lepton
One Lepton 1900 One Lepton 1901