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20 Drachmes new lettering

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Country Greece
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 86
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Portrait in left profile 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

Lettering: ΠΕΡΙΚΛΗΣ

Engraver: Th. Papagiannis

Reverse

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

Engraver: L. Orphanos

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: Greek Democracy

20 Drachmes (new lettering) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1982  24,299,000 0.11 0.30 0.33 0.55 0.63 0.79
1984  13,412,000 0.29 0.29 0.39 0.59 0.96
1986  10,553,000 0.15 0.41 0.44 0.55
1988  16,196,000 0.17 0.48 0.48 0.93

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