One Lepton 1900, Coin from Cretan State - detailed information

One Lepton 1900, Coin from Cretan State (demonetised 1913)
CoinOne Lepton 1900

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Mint MarkLetter A Total Mintage289,283
Obverse

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
Reverse

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 Inscription 1 ΛEΠTON
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
One Lepton 1900: References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Cretan State, Type: One Lepton
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One Lepton 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeOne Lepton
Issued1900
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value1 (x Lepton)
Mintage289,283
CurrentNo; demonetised 1913
MaterialBronze
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)15
Mass (g)
OCC IDWLGV-BOLD-CWRJ-OMPX
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One Lepton 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 1