One Lepton 1830, Coin from Greece - detailed information

One Lepton 1830, Coin from Greece (demonetised 1832)
CoinOne Lepton 1830

MintAegina Mint Mintage426,000
Obverse

The obverse of the coin features within a solid or beaded circle 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 1 ΛΕΠΤΟΝ (1 Lepton) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1830.

Reverse Inscription 1 ΛΕΠΤΟΝ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1830
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
One Lepton 1830: Known varieties
Variety Souild circle
Mintage 26,000 (included in total)
Details

Souild circle around the phoenix (as 1828 design).

One Lepton 1830: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All (3) Coins of Country: Greece, Type: One Lepton (Phoenix)
One Lepton 1830: Details
CountryGreece
CurrencyPhoenix
Coin TypeOne Lepton (Phoenix)
Issued1830
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Face Value1 (x Lepton)
Mintage426,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
MaterialCopper
DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17
Mass (g)1.6000
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One Lepton 1830: Photos
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One Lepton 1830: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 5
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 1 (Solid circle)
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