2 Drachmai old lettering

Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1980
Value 2 Drachmai (2 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 6.0 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.77 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 548
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 117,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 60
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Georgios Karaiskakis (1782-1827), a famous Greek klepht, armatolos, military commander, and a hero of the Greek War of Independence

Lettering: ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΚΑΡΑΙΣΚΑΚΗΣ

Engravers: L. Orphanos, Nikos Perantinos

Nikos Perantinos (born on the Island of Paros, 1910 - died in 1991) was a Greek sculptor.

Reverse

Two crossed rifles with branch, denomination and date below

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ
19 2 76

Translation:
Hellenic Republic
2 Drachmai
1976

Engravers: Nikos Perantinos , L. Orphanos

Nikos Perantinos (born on the Island of Paros, 1910 - died in 1991) was a Greek sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

2 Drachmai (old lettering) -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Mint

The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976  92 401 000 0.14 0.12 0.14 0.30 0.32 1.06 0.77 70%
1978  16 772 000 0.25 0.24 0.24 0.27 0.27 0.27 1.18 57%
1978  20 000 1.6% Proof
1980  45 955 000 0.15 0.09 0.30 0.51 1.18 34%

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