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) Mint MarkLetter A Total Mintage 1,250,000 (1.3 million)

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
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwenty Lepta
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value20 (x Lepton)
Total Mintage1,250,000 (1.3 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1913
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size21.3000 mm
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Photos
Twenty Lepta 1900: Photo 20 Lepta / thumbnail 20 Lepta
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 5
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