20 Drachmai old lettering

Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1980
Value 20 Drachmai (20 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.0 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 563
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 120,
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# 63
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Pericles (ca. 495 – 429 BC), a prominent and influential statesman, orator, and general of Athens in the city's Golden Age, facing left surrounded with his name in Greek (ΠΕΡΙΚΛΗΣ)

Lettering: ΠΕΡΙΚΛΗΣ

Translation: Pericles

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Reverse

The Parthenon surrounded with the value and the country name

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ
20
19 78

Translation:
Republic of Greece
Drachmai
20
1978

Edge

Inscripted

Variations exist in orientation and alignment of edge inscription (whether the text is readable with obverse or reverse facing up).

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: Hellenic Republic

20 Drachmai (old lettering) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

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

Comments

Documentation of the different pediments made by Ina Huitema

Ole

1976 Thick and Thin rim varieties (note later years appear to have thick rim as per Ole's comparison image and main coin images).

Thin rim ~ 0.7mm, Coin diameter 28.94mm - 28.96mm
Thick rim ~ 0.9mm, Coin diameter 28.98mm - 29.01mm
(Both comparison coins have circulation wear, but the difference in rim width is more than that).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976  53 167 500 0.18 0.24 0.24 0.35 0.40 1.18 1.18 74% Type A: triangle in the pediment
1978  20 000 2.0% Proof
1978  65 353 000 0.09 0.13 0.12 0.40 0.35 0.80 1.18 50% Type B: circle in the pediment
1980  17 562 000 0.25 0.35 0.35 0.53 2.36 28% Type B: circle in the pediment

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