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1830 Phoenix
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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. Scarce. Obv: GREEK STATE; Rev: GOVERNOR I.A. KAPODISTRIAS
Derived from Greek mythology, the national bird of Greece is the legendary phoenix, an immortal creature with the ability to rise from its own ashes. The regenerative nature of the phoenix has historical relevance in Greece, first as an emblem of the revolution in 1821 and later as the name of the country’s first currency. Often associated with life after death, the phoenix is often paralleled to the country’s ability to rise from its financial crisis.
OB Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ αωκα; Translation: HELLENIC STATE αωκα; Engraver: Chatzigrigoris Pyrobolistis
Rev. Lettering: ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΗΣ Ι.Α.ΚΑΠΟΔΙΣΤΡΙΑΣ - 5 ΛΕΠΤΑ 1830; Translation: GOVERNOR I.A.KAPODISTRIAS - 5 LEPTA 1830
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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?
Zantetsuken

Registered: January 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 313
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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