Greece 1878-K lepton

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22217
Greece 1878K lepton rev Ponterio 169-22217.jpg

This specimen was lot 22217 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $113. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREECE. Lepton, 1878-K. NGC MS-63 BN. Attractively toned with a nice blue patina." This type is listed for 1878-79 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 two, five and ten lepta, all struck to French standards. King George ruled 1863-1913.

Recorded mintage: 7,132,000.

Specification: 1 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM-52; Geo-137.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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