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20 Drachmes new lettering

Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1988
Value 20 Drachmes (20 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.15 g
Diameter 28.8 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 133,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 86
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Temple of Athena-Nike (Acropolis) surrounded by the face value with new spelling ("drachmes") and the country's name

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ
20
19 86

Translation:
Greek Republic
Drachmes
20
1986

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Reverse

A portrait of Pericles (ca. 495 – 429 BC), a prominent and influential statesman, orator, and general of Athens in the city's Golden Age, surrounded by his name, facing right

Lettering: ΠΕΡΙΚΛΗΣ

Translation: Pericles

Engraver: Th. Papagiannis

Edge

Smooth and inscripted

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: Greek Democracy

20 Drachmes (new lettering) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  24,299,000 0.19 0.30 0.35 0.59 0.89 1.06 56%
1984  13,412,000 2.08 0.35 0.41 0.73 1.01 0.77 44%
1986  10,553,000 0.24 0.44 0.35 0.59 1.18 1.18 44%
1988  16,196,000 0.18 0.46 0.41 1.18 1.09 33%

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