Cretan State: Coin Two Lepta 1900 - detailed information

Cretan State: Coin Two Lepta 1900
CoinTwo Lepta 1900

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)
Obverse
Cretan State / Two Lepta 1900 - obverse photo

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
Cretan State / Two Lepta 1900 - reverse photo

Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 2 ΛEΠTA (2 Λεπτά - 2 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse Inscription 2 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Lepta 1900: Known varieties
Variety Copper-nickel
Mintage unknown (included in total)
DetailsOff-metal strike, probably due to planchet error.
Two Lepta 1900: References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: Cretan State, Type: Two Lepta (2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Lepta 1900 793,079 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Two Lepta 1901 707,000 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901
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Two Lepta 1900: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwo Lepta
Issued1900
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value2 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage793,079
MaterialBronze
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)
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Two Lepta 1900: Photos
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Crete 2 Lepta 1900
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Crete 2 Lepta 1900
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Two Lepta 1900: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 2
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# Pn1 (Copper-nickel)