10 Lepta - George I 1st portrait

Features

Issuer Greece
King George I (1863-1913)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1869-1870
Value 10 Lepta (0.10)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.79 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2583
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 43
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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:
ΔΙΩΒΟΛΟΝ
10 ΛΕΠΤΑ BB

Translation:
DIOBOL
10 LEPTA BB

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

Mint

BB Strasbourg, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1869 BB 14 994 000 $ 0.30 $ 1.29 $ 2.33 $ 5.82 $ 8.09 92% Strasbourg mint
1869 BB 1.8% Strasbourg mint; Proof
1870 BB $ 2.33 $ 12 $ 4.61 17% mintage included in 1869

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