Two Lepta 1901, Coin from Cretan State - detailed information

Two Lepta 1901, Coin from Cretan State (demonetised 1913)
CoinTwo Lepta 1901

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Mintage707,000

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 1901. 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 1901

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
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Two Lepta 1901: References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Cretan State, Type: Two Lepta
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Lepta 1900 793,079 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Two Lepta 1901 707,000 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901
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Two Lepta 1901: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwo Lepta
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value2 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)
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Two Lepta 1901: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 2