1 Drachme - George I 1st portrait

Features

Issuer Greece
King George I (1863-1913)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1868-1883
Value 1 Drachme (1)
Currency First modern drachma (1832-1944)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22.9 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7224
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References KM# 38
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of young King George I head facing left, date below

Lettering:
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
ΒΑΡΡΕ
1868 A

Translation:
GEORGE I KING OF THE GREEKS
BARRE
1868 A

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Reverse

Arms within crowned mantle, denomination below

Lettering:
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
1 ΔΡΑΧΜΗ

Translation:
KINGDOM OF GREECE
1 DRACHMA

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1868 A 479 682 $ 9.27 17% Monnaie de Paris (anchor)
1873 A 1 802 000 $ 9.27 $ 8.76 $ 12 $ 14 73% Monnaie de Paris (anchor)
1873 A 1.9% Monnaie de Paris (anchor) Proof
1874 A 2 249 000 19% Monnaie de Paris (anchor)
1883 A 800 000 $ 4.00 $ 12 22% Monnaie de Paris (fasces)

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