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2 Drachmai - Constantine II National Revolution; Regime of the Colonels

Features

Country Greece
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1971-1973
Value 2 Drachmai (2 GRD)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.88 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 99, Schön# 44
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

The Regime of the Colonels of 21 April 1967

Obverse

The portrait of young Constantine II left, date below

Lettering:
ΚωΝCΤaΝΤΙΝΟC ΒaCΙλΕΥC ΤωΝ ΕλλΗΝωΝ
·1973·

Translation:
CONSTANTINE KING OF THE GREEKS
·1973·

Engraver: V. Phalireas

Reverse

Soldier in front of phoenix (the emblem of the Junta), anniversary date and denomination below

Lettering:
ΒaCΙλΕΙΟΝ ΤΗC ΕλλaΔΟC
21 aΠΡΙλΙΟΥ 1967
2
• ΔΡaΧΜaΙ •

Translation:
KINGDOM OF GREECE
21th of APRIL 1967
2
• DRACHMAI •

Engraver: V. Phalireas

Edge

Reeded

Comments

In 1973 two types are known.
Obverse:
Die 1 - wider portrait, thiner symbols.
Die 2 - narrower portrait, thicker symbols.

It is easy to distinguish them by diacritic symbols of rough breathing in front of first letter and grave over 'H' in 'ΕλλΗΝωΝ'. In Die 1 the rough breathing is small and grave is small and high. In Die 2 the rough breathing is large and grave is large and inside the letter.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  9,997,531 0.25 0.44 0.55
1973  7,971,944 0.41 0.44 1.78 Berne mint; varieties exist

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