Greece 1828 5 lepta
This specimen was lot 1084 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "GREECE. 5 Lepta, 1828. NGC MS-61 BN. Toned, a few hints of mint luster in the most protected areas." After wresting her independence from the Turks, Greece was established as a republic under John Capodistrias. This regime lasted until 1831, during which time copper one, five, ten and twenty lepta were issued. All are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 400,000.
Catalog reference: KM-2; Geo-2a; Chase-135eb.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.