Greece 1849 2 lepta

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1806
This specimen was lot 1806 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 150 CHF (about US$180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Greichenland, Otto, 1832-1862. 2 Lepta 1849, München. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Greece, Otto, 1832-62, two lepta of 1849, Munich mint. Very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1847-49 and, like most of the issues of nineteenth century Greece, is scarce, despite the substantial mintage. King Otto fell foul of the local politicians and was forced to abdicate in 1863.

Recorded mintage: 146,000.

Specification: copper, this specimen 2.19 g.

Catalog reference: Divo 23, KM 27, Karamitsos 52.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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