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10 Drachmes new lettering

Features

Country 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
Weight 7.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 132,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 85
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 new spelling ("10 ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ") and the inscription "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (Republic of Greece)

Lettering: 10 ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ 1986 ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  35,539,000 0.21 0.28 0.28 0.28 0.84 1.08 40%
1984  23,802,000 0.06 0.10 0.10 0.24 0.24 0.69 0.69 38%
1986  24,441,000 0.09 0.11 0.21 0.31 1.23 1.23 38%
1988  16,869,000 0.14 0.25 0.27 0.33 0.72 0.73 32%
1990  0.23 0.29 0.35 0.35 0.57 0.57 32%
1992  0.24 0.24 0.27 0.29 1.03 28%
1993  0.3% In Sets only
1993  0.2% Proof
1994  0.10 0.28 0.43 18%
1998  0.38 0.38 0.54 0.72 16%
2000  0.39 0.39 0.89 1.08 17% small date

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