Twenty Lepta 1900, Coin from Cretan State - detailed information

Twenty Lepta 1900, Coin from Cretan State (demonetised 1913)
CoinTwenty Lepta 1900

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Mintage1,250,000

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 20 ΛEΠTA (20 Λεπτά - 20 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse Inscription 20 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Lepta 1900: References to Information Used
Twenty Lepta 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwenty Lepta
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value20 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)21.3000
Mass (g)
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Photos
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 5
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