Greece 1851 5 drachmai
This specimen was lot 24434 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Otto I 5 Drachmai 1851, Older bust of Otto I left / Crowned shield in wreath, AU58NGC. Even gray toning, with a nice strike and traces of underlying luster. A small flan flaw is noticeable between 12 and 1 o'clock. A rare one-year type." This type was struck 1851 only along with a half drachma and one drachma, both rare. It is a product of the Vienna mint.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 22.38 g, .900 silver, .647 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Karamitsos-116, Dav-116, KM 36.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.