Cretan State: Coin Twenty Lepta 1900 - detailed information

Cretan State: Coin Twenty Lepta 1900
CoinTwenty Lepta 1900

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

Reverse Inscription 20 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwenty Lepta
Issued1900
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value20 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage1,250,000 (1.3 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.3000
Mass (g)
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Twenty Lepta 1900: Photos
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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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