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10 Drachmai old lettering

Features

Country Greece
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1980
Value 10 Drachmai (10 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 25.6 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 119,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 62
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Democritus (460 - 370 BC), a Greek philosopher who developed the atomic theory of the universe, is surrounded with a legend which indicates his name in Greek: "ΔΗΜΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ"

Lettering: ΔΗΜΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ

Translation: Democritus

Reverse

An atom is surrounded with the face value according to the former spelling ("10 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ") and the inscription "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (Republic of Greece)

Lettering: 10 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ 1976 ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation:
10 Drachmai
Republic of Greece

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1976  76,816,000 0.21 0.21 0.37 0.66 0.66 0.70 small date
1978  20,000 Proof
1978  14,637,000 0.22 0.22 0.29 0.29 0.70 1.66 small date
1980  28,733,000 0.21 0.26 0.26 1.33 big date

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