Greece 1851 5 drachmai

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24434
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24434 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]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.

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