Greece 1962 drachma

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The modern nation of Greece obtained independence from Ottoman Turkey in 1833. It functioned as a monarchy from that year until 1925 and again from 1935-1974. Coins from these time periods often feature a crown a part of the design. Today the country is the Hellenic Republic of Greece. The coin shown is an copper-nickel one drachma of a type struck 1954-65. This is the most common date. The obverse features the portrait of King Paul I (1947-64). It was accompanied by fifty lepta (KM 80), two (KM 82), five (KM 83) and twenty drachmai (KM 85).

Recorded mintage: 20,060,000.

Specification: 3.75 g, copper-nickel, 20.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 81.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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