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50 Lepta - George I 1st portrait

Features

Country Greece
King George I (1863-1913)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1868-1883
Value 50 Lepta (0.50)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.06 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 37
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait of young King George I head facing left

Lettering:
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
ΒΑΡΡΕ

Translation:
GEORGE I KING OF THE GREEKS
BARRE

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

Large central crown, denomination and date below

Lettering:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
50 ΛΕΠΤΑ
1874 A

Translation:
KINGDOM OF GREECE
50 LEPTA
1874 A

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

Milled

Comments

In the reverse side the mintmark (where present) is below date

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1868  60 1.7% ultra rare
1874  3% Monnaie de Paris (anchor) Proof
1874 A 4,500,573 1.90 4.87 6.51 15.51 88% Monnaie de Paris (anchor)
1883 A 500,000 15% Monnaie de Paris (fasces)

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