One Lepton 1831, Coin from Greece - detailed information

One Lepton 1831, Coin from Greece (demonetised 1832)
CoinOne Lepton 1831

MintAegina Mint Mintage612,000
Obverse
Greece / One Lepton 1831 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features 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
Greece / One Lepton 1831 - reverse photo

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 1831.

Reverse Inscription 1 ΛΕΠΤΟΝ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1831
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
One Lepton 1831: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All (3) Coins of Country: Greece, Type: One Lepton (Phoenix)
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One Lepton 1831: Details
CountryGreece
CurrencyPhoenix
Coin TypeOne Lepton (Phoenix)
Issued1831
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Face Value1 (x Lepton)
Mintage612,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
MaterialCopper
DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17
Mass (g)1.6000
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One Lepton 1831: Photos
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1 Lepton
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One Lepton 1831: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 9
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