Greece 1831 10 lepta KM-12
This specimen was lot 33246 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $360. The catalog description noted, "Greece. John Kapodistrias 10 Lepta 1831 UNC Details (Corrosion) NGC. A type which rarely, if ever, enters into the Mint State level--this being the single uncirculated specimen out of 32 examples of the type seen by NGC--a level of detail present throughout the design that can only be marveled at. From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage." After wresting her independence from the Turks, Greece was established as a republic under John Capodistrias. This regime lasted until 1831. Several types of ten lepta were issued during that bried period. This one, issued 1831 only, has no circle around the phoenix.
Recorded mintage: 1,223,000.
Catalog reference: KM 12.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.