Twenty Lepta 1831, Coin from Greece - detailed information

Twenty Lepta 1831, Coin from Greece (demonetised 1832)
CoinTwenty Lepta 1831

MintAegina Mint Mintage2,273,000
Obverse
Greece / Twenty Lepta 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 / Twenty Lepta 1831 - reverse photo

At centre, the denomination 20 ΛΕΠΤΑ (20 Lepta) within laurel and olive branches. Around, ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ (Governor I. A. Kapodistrias). Below, the date 1831.

Reverse Inscription 20 ΛΕΠΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι. Α. ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ 1831
EdgePatternedEdge InscriptionNone
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Twenty Lepta 1831: Details
CountryGreece
CurrencyPhoenix
Coin TypeTwenty Lepta (Phoenix)
Issued1831
MonarchΙωάννης Καποδίστριας (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
Face Value20 (x Lepton)
Mintage2,273,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 1832)
MaterialCopper
DesignerChatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)33
Mass (g)32
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Twenty Lepta 1831: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreece KM# 11