10 Drachmes new lettering

Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-2000
Value 10 Drachmes (10 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 28 February 2002
Number N# 560
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 132,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 85
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Model of an atom with face value and date below.

Script: Greek

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ
19 10 86

Translation:
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
DRACHMES
10
1986

Reverse

Bust of Democritus facing left.

Script: Greek

Lettering: ΔΗΜΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ

Translation: DEMOCRITUS

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Edge

Smooth

10 Drachmes (new lettering) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Democritus (460 - 370 BC), a Greek philosopher who developed the first atomic theory.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  35 539 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.63 $ 0.71 40%
1984  23 802 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.75 $ 0.75 39%
1986  24 441 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.63 $ 1.00 38%
1988  16 869 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.24 $ 0.41 $ 0.70 $ 0.71 32%
1990  $ 0.04 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 0.36 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 31%
1992  $ 0.10 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.39 $ 0.63 28%
1993  0.2% In Sets only
1993  0.15% Proof
1994  $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.25 $ 0.41 $ 0.58 $ 0.72 18%
1998  $ 0.05 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.42 $ 0.72 15%
2000  $ 0.03 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.95 $ 0.95 17% small date

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