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Moneta



Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
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Here is a scarce coin from the independence period of 1828-31. The phoenix represents the re-birth of Greece and independence from the Ottoman Empire (Turks). This is the one year type with the phoenix in a pearl circle (actually little heart shapes). The series was struck by the liberation hero, and first governor Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias. His name appears on the reverse. Very Scarce.
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Keywords: Greek greece phoenix independence Istria
Denomination: 5 Lepta
Reference #: KM 6
Date/Mintmark: 1830
Condition: XF
Weight: 8.6 gm; 21 mm
Metal: CU

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Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
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July 22, 2007 9:25pm

Would someone be able to provide a translation of the legends on this coin?
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May 20, 2010 12:41am

Beautiful Kapodistrias coin JM. These are notoriously difficult to find in high grade such as this one. Most look like they were soaked in acid, or run over by a bus. The details on this one are very sharp and legible. As for translation of the coin.


Obv: GREEK STATE
Rev: GOVERNOR I.A. KAPODISTRIAS


I used a translator for this. I hope this helps.


~DJB


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