Greece 1878-K 2 lepta
This specimen was lot 24006 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $228. The catalog description noted, "GREECE. 2 Lepta, 1878-K. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Small anchor. Very scarce. Good strike with chocolate brown surfaces." This type is listed for 1878 only and is common in circulated condition. Despite the substantial mintage, this type is scarce in nice condition. This product of the Bordeaux mint was accompanied by bronze one, five and ten lepta, all struck to French standards. Small and large anchor varieties exist. King George ruled 1863-1913.
Recorded mintage: 3,750,000.
Specification: 2 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM-53; Geo-139.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.