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5 Lepta - George I 1st portrait

Features

Country Greece
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1869-1870
Value 5 Lepta (0.05)
Metal Copper
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 42
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait of young King George I head facing left, date below

Lettering:
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
ΒΑΡΡΕ 1869

Translation:
GEORGE I KING OF THE GREEKS
BARRE 1869

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Reverse

Denomination within wreath

Lettering: ΟΒΟΛΟΣ 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ

Translation: OBOL 5 LEPTA

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1869 BB 23,945,000 1.13 2.04 3.26 3.66 2.75 Strassburg and Paris mint
1870 BB Mintage included in 1869; rare

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