Five Lepta 1831, Coin from Greece - detailed information

Five Lepta 1831, Coin from Greece (demonetised 1832)
CoinFive Lepta 1831

MintAegina Mint Mintage22,000
Obverse

The obverse of the coin feature a phoenix bird rising from the flames, head turned to left. Above the head of the phoenix is a cross. Around, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ, with a six-pointed start dividing the words ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ (translation: Greek State).

αωκαʹ in the old Greek dating system stands for 1821, the year of the Greek uprising which resulted in the birth of the independent state of Greece.

Obverse Inscription ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ
Reverse

At centre, the denomination 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ (5 Lepta) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1831.

Reverse Inscription 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1831
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Five Lepta 1831: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All (3) Coins of Country: Greece, Type: Five Lepta (Phoenix)
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Five Lepta 1831: Details
CountryGreece
CurrencyPhoenix
Coin TypeFive Lepta (Phoenix)
Issued1831
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Face Value5 (x Lepton)
Mintage22,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
MaterialCopper
DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)7.5000
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Five Lepta 1831: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 10