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5 Lepta - George I

Features

Country Greece
King George I (1863-1913)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1912
Value 5 Lepta (0.05)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Nickel
Weight 3.0 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 62,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crown right of centre hole

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ 1912

Translation: KINGDOM OF GREECE 1912

Reverse

Owl on amphora left of centre hole

Lettering:
5 ΛΕΠΤΑ
Ch. PillEt

Translation:
5 LEPTA
Ch. PillEt

Engraver: Charles Pillet

Charles Pillet was a French sculptor and engraver. Born in Paris, Pillet was a pupil of Henri-Michel-Antoine Chapu and Jules-Clément Chaplain. He won the first Grand Prix de Rome engraving medals 1890. He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1898. The Louvre preserves a letter he wrote to Eugène Delacroix.

Edge

Smooth

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