Category: 19th Century Greek Coins


Denomination –  5 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1876
Head Of State – King George A’
Mint – Paris
Obverse – Inscription George A’ King Of Greece , bust righs (ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ) ΒΑΡΡΕ (Designer)
Reverse – Denomination (5 drachmas), Date (1876), Kingdom Of Greece (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ)
Metal – Gold 
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator –  Albert Desire Barre
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 9,294
Diameter  – 17,00 mm
Weight – 1,6129 gr
Interesting Facts – The dies bearing the young portrait of King George A’ were used for the gold coins (9294 pcs mintage). Due to the low mintage their prices exceeds 2500 euros in auctions wherever you may see them
Approx. Value – 2.500 Euros (Unc)
Denomination –  1 Lepto
Country –  Greece
Year –  1832
Head Of State – King Otto Bavaria
Mint – Munich
Obverse – Inscription (Kingdom of Greece), Shield with crosee under crown
Reverse – Denomination (1 Lepto), Date (1832)
Metal – Copper 
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator –  Konrad Lange 
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 2,200,000
Diameter  – 16,60 mm
Weight – 1.29 gr
Interesting Facts – All of Otto’s coins were minted with a reeded edge.In 1850, a meal including meat bought in a typical restaurant in Athens costed 30 lepta.At the same time a civil servant’s (high ranking officer at a ministry) monthly salary amounted to 300 drachmas .Otto’s copper coins were withdrawn from circulation in 1870 under law 356
Approx. Value – 900 Euros (Unc)