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
Number N# 564
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 133,
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# 86
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

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

Translation:
Greek Republic
Drachmes
20
1986

Engraver: L. Orphanos

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 G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  24 299 000 0.12 0.30 0.35 0.59 1.67 1.06 56%
1984  13 412 000 0.17 0.31 0.35 0.40 0.73 0.95 0.77 44%
1986  10 553 000 0.07 0.24 0.44 0.35 0.59 1.77 1.09 44%
1988  16 196 000 0.11 0.12 0.43 0.46 1.18 1.09 33%

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