Tag Archive: Copper


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civil servant’s (high ranking officer at a ministry) monthly salary amounted to 300 drachmas .Otto’s copper coins were withdrawn from circulation in 1870 under law 356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)
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Denomination –  50 Lepta (0,50 Drachmas)
Country –  Greece
Year –  1980
Head Of State – Prime Minister George I. Rallis
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Markos Botsaris – Bust Left
Reverse – Denomination 50 Lepta – Hellenic Republic – 1980
Metal – Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – N.Perantinos
Catalogue –  KM #115
Edge – Milled
Mintage – 6.682.000
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 – 1,25$