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5 Lepta - George I 2nd portrait

Features

Country Greece
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1878-1882
Value 5 Lepta (0.05)
Composition Copper
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 54
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
ΒΑΡΡΕ
1882

Translation:
GEORGE I KING OF THE GREEKS
BARRE
1882

Engraver: Jean-Auguste Barre

Jean Auguste Barre was a French sculptor and medalist. Born in Paris, he was trained by his father Jean-Jacques Barre, a medalist.

Reverse

Denomination within wreath

Lettering: ΟΒΟΛΟΣ 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ

Translation: OBOL 5 LEPTA

Engraver: Jean-Auguste Barre

Jean Auguste Barre was a French sculptor and medalist. Born in Paris, he was trained by his father Jean-Jacques Barre, a medalist.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Also listed as GB#27




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1878 K 11,528,000 5.91 3.58 3.37 Bordeaux mint
1879 A 469,790 Paris mint; rare
1882 A 14,400,000 3.63 4.43 Paris mint

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