Greece 1851 5 drachmai

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24434
Heritage sale 3024, lot 24434
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
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.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
  • [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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