Category: 1970’s


5 lepta 1971 greece


Denomination – 5 Lepta (0,05 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1971
Head Of State – Dictator Georgios Papadopoulos (Military Junta) – King Paul the 1st
Mint – Prague
Obverse – Center Holw with Crowned Olive Wreath – Inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ (Kingdom of Greece) – 1971
Reverse – 5 Lepta – CrowGrain sprigs left of center hole
Metal –  Aluminium 
Condition – Uncirculated 
Creator –V.Falireas
Catalogue – KM#77
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – 1,002,174
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 20,50  mm
Weight – 0,8499 gr
Interesting Facts – Agriculture was the foundation of the Ancient Greek economy and nearly 80% of the population was involved in this activity. During the early part of Greek history agriculture was based on cereals, such as barley, Durum wheat and, less commonly, millet or common wheat. Their value at the time was very small (you could buy a gum at the time – now however has a greater value (real and sentimental)
1971 5 lepta coins have a small hole on their center, smaller than the 1954 similar coins
NGC Value – 5.00$ (price for  MS-60 while price gets higher for better grades e.g. MS-63 is on 10$)
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Denomination –  20 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1976
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The Parthenon, Inscription (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) “Hellenic Republic”, Date 1976, 20 Drachmas
Reverse – Pericles wearing helmet (head left)
Metal – Copper – Aluminium – Nickel
Condition – Uncirculated – PCGS Certified and Graded MS-66
Creator –Theodoros Papagiannis (Obv) – L.Orfanos (Rev)
Catalogue – KM#120
Edge – Lettered  ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ “Hellenic Republic” followed by a star
Mintage – 17,825,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 29,00  mm
Weight – 11,15 gr
Interesting Facts – The 20 drachma coin has been issued for 1976-1978-1980-1982- 1984-1984-1988.For the 1982 issue, three Varieties exist as to the number of flutings and reedings in the columns of the Temple.In order of rareness these varieties are:
Five Flutings and Six Reedings
Four Flutings and Five Reedings
Seven Flutings and Eight Reedings
In contrast to the then usual practice,at 1976, the 50 lepta up to the 20 Drachma coins beared the denomination, the date of minting and the inscription Greek Democracy on the obverse, as provided for in the Decree, whereas the device on the reverse
Krause Value – 5.00$ (MS-66 price may be a bit higher since prices depend on grade)
Denomination –  20 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1973
Head Of State – Military Junta – King Constantine II
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The goddess Selene on horseback waving as she emerges from the sea, the date to left and a dolphin to right. Narrow rim
Reverse – The inscription: “• ΒΑCΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗC ΕΛΛΑΔΟC •”, in centre a soldier, phoenix, the inscription “21 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 1967” below and the denomination “20 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ” below.
Metal – Copper 92% – Aluminium 6% – Nickel 2%
Condition – Extremely Fine
Creators – N.Perantinos (Nymph) – V.Falireas (Phoenix)
Catalogue – KM#111
Edge – Plain
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  32,00 mm 
Weight –  11,95 gr
Interesting Facts – The main difference between varieties of this coin is its rim. For this type the rim is narrow. Those varieties are listed as separate entries on Krause
Krause Value – 2,00 $  (XF) – 8,00$ (Unc)
Denomination –  20 Drachmas
Country –  Greece
Year –  1973
Head Of State – Military Junta – King Constantine II
Mint – Athens
Obverse – The goddess Selene on horseback waving as she emerges from the sea, the date to left and a dolphin to right. Wide rim with continuous wave design at rear hoof
Reverse – The inscription: “• ΒΑCΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗC ΕΛΛΑΔΟC •”, in centre a soldier, phoenix, the inscription “21 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 1967” below and the denomination “20 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ” below.
Metal – Copper 92% – Aluminium 6% – Nickel 2%
Condition – Extremely Fine
Creators – N.Perantinos (Nymph) – V.Falireas (Phoenix)
Catalogue – KM#111.3
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 3,092,087 (for 3 types)
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  32,00 mm 
Weight –  11,95 gr
Interesting Facts – The main difference between varieties of this coin is its rim. For this type the rim is wide
Krause Value – 2,00 $  (XF) – 10,00$ (Unc)
Denomination – 2 Drachmas
Country – Greece
Year – 1978
Head Of State – Prime Minister Konstantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Crossed Rifles With Branch
Reverse – Georgios Karaiskakis, Bust left
Metal – Nickel – Brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – L.OrphanosObverse: Nikos Perantinos
Catalogue – ΚΜ#117
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 16,772,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  24,00 mm
Weight – 6,10 gr
Interesting Facts –  Georgios Karaiskakis (1782 – 1827) grew up in poverty and was forced to the mountains as kleftis. He was one of the first to take part in the Greek revolution to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire and his military genius became apparent during the last years of the struggle. He was appointed by the first Greek government as chief marshal of Eastern Greece and made Elefsina as his headquarters. He was killed in a clash with the Turks at Faliro, but he is considered the second most important military figure of the revolution, after Kolokotronis
Krause Value – 1,00$ (Unc)
Denomination –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1978
Head Of State – Prime Minister Kostantinos G. Karamanlis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1978
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 12.010.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  18.00 mm
Weight – 2.50 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in the Greek War of Independence, notably in the defense of Mesolongion (1822–23) and at Karpenision, where he defeated the Turks with a handful of men but died in battle. 
Krause Value – 1,00$