One Phoenix 1828, Coin from Greece - detailed information

One Phoenix 1828, Coin from Greece (demonetised 1832)
CoinOne Phoenix 1828

MintAegina Mint Mintage12,000
Obverse
Greece / One Phoenix 1828 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features within a 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.

Divided by the "αωκα" inscription, an anchor and a chain - the privy mark of the Aegina Mint.

Obverse Inscription ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκαʹ
Reverse
Greece / One Phoenix 1828 - reverse photo

At centre, the value and denomination 1 ΦΟΙΝΙΞ (1 Phoenix) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1828.

Reverse Inscription 1 ΦΟΙΝΙΞ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1828
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One Phoenix 1828: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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One Phoenix 1828: Details
CountryGreece
CurrencyPhoenix
Coin TypeOne Phoenix
Issued1828
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Face Value1 (x Phoenix)
Mintage12,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
Material0.9430 Silver
DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)3.8700
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One Phoenix 1828: Photos
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
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One Phoenix 1828: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 4
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